Farm Bill

Food for Thought: Hemp

Written by Lisa Martin AT PRESS TIME, only nine states – Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas – ban the cultivation of hemp, a resilient row crop that thrives in unamended soil and requires minimal

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Crop Insurance Makeover

As always, the new Farm Bill has plenty of moving parts, but one of the biggest changes is an overhaul of the USDA’s insurance cost-assistance program. Currently, farmers receive crop insurance subsidies as direct payments. Each year the total of

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Farm Bill Goes to Conference Committee

For the better part of the last year, American agriculture has been operating around a Congressional impasse. Last year, the 2008 Farm Bill expired on September 30. Although the Senate passed a new bill, similar legislation ultimately died in the

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House Rejects Farm Bill

In a surprising turn of events, the five-year farm bill suffered a decisive 234- 195 defeat in the House of Representatives on June 20. Prior to the vote, House leadership had expected the legislation to easily pass, especially given the

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Land Report June 2013 Newsletter

Summertime is upon us. Time to get out and scout the land! From coast to coast, a lot of properties are at their best this time of year, and, as you’ll see in our June Newsletter, there are plenty of

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Land Report January 2013 Newsletter

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announces his plan to leave Washington and return home to Colorado. The Supreme Court agrees to hear a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over water rights. And the State of Texas, on a completely

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Federal Policy, Georgia, Minerals, New Mexico, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas

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