Shining Light on Farm & Food Policy for 20 Years. Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Report focuses on economic impact of the death tax

“By every measure the estate tax has failed to achieve the misguided goals Congress initially set for it when it established it nearly a century ago,” said Vice Chairman and top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, in a call with members of the media earlier t
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NCGA's Corn Congress heads to the Hill

Members attending the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) annual Corn Congress advanced on the Hill Wednesday to stand “belly to belly and face to face with members of Congress and their staff” according to NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett.
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EWG makes the case for crop insurance reforms

Calling the Senate’s reforms to crop insurance a “cynical game of bait and switch,” Environmental Working Group (EWG) Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Cox said that the program “is spending far in excess of the $50 million that would have been spent on direct payment
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NCFC's Conner looks ahead as farm bill advances

The Senate 2012 Farm Bill amendment process included “some good votes and some bad votes” yesterday for the future of American agriculture, according to National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) CEO Chuck Conner at the annual NCFC Washington Conference Thursday.
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Medical experts discuss antibiotic usage

One of the biggest challenges in an absence of data on antibiotic usage is that people have grossly overestimated antimicrobial usage in animals, said Michigan State University Professor and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Julie Funk during a roundtable discussion facilitated by the U.S. Farmers and
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