Tag: Crop Insurance

12 Dec

Farm bill passes the Senate

Farm bill passes the Senate Some good news came our way yesterday as the U.S. Senate approved the 2018 Farm Bill with an 87-13 vote.  U.S. Senator John Cornyn & U.S. Senator Ted Cruz both voted in favor of the bill.  The U.S. House of Representatives are expected to make their final vote on the […]

30 Nov

2018 Farm Bill Update

2018 Farm Bill Update This week it was announced that the House & Senate negotiators have reached a principle agreement on a five-year farm bill with a goal of getting voted on before December 7.  The tentative agreement still has some outstanding items, including forestry provisions, which are currently being sorted out by lead negotiators.  […]

02 Nov

A Cry for Farm Bill Completion

On September 30th the 2014 Farm Bill expired and a new bill has yet to make its way to Congress.  Financial security for farmers and ranchers is a necessity and particularly with the many obstacles they are facing including low prices, an uncertain market and unpredictable weather. The farm bill will supply that safety net […]

03 Jan

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture?

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture? Severe weather is an all too familiar subject and concern for farmers and ranchers.  And what a year 2017 has been.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has been tracking data on $1 billion+ weather events since 1980 that include droughts, floods, freezes, severe storms, tropical cyclones, […]