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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Feb. 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017- A new poll shows that American farmers are pessimistic that there’s going to be any improvement in the agricultural economy over the next year. Half of U.S. growers think conditions will be about the same and nearly 29 percent think they’ll actually be worse.
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Trouble on the horizon: Farmland values drop, debt increases

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - When USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson testifies today at the House Agriculture Committee, he won’t be painting a rosy picture of the farm economy. The value of farmland across the country continues to decline while credit remains tight for producers and net incomes fall.
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Lesson #1: Every farm bill is unique – the last one was a doozy

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles in our new Agri-Pulse series: “The seven things you should know before you write the next farm bill.” Each segment provides important background and ‘lessons learned’ that can help inform and stimulate debate before formal work starts on writing the next farm bill.)
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Crop insurance, SNAP cost projections fall sharply

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 - Defenders of farm and nutrition programs are going to like the latest budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office. They show the costs of crop insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dropping sharply over the coming years.


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