Farm Bill

DairyCast 0459 - Farm Bill Passes Senate Without HSUS-Egg Amendment

DairyCast 0459 Show Notes:
  • Kansas State Extension Economist Troy Dumler discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support.

DairyCast 0454 - Farm Bill Update From Animal Ag Alliance

DairyCast 0454 Show Notes:
  • Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, break down the significant portions of the 2012 Farm Bill negotiations as related to livestock production.  The Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators and media. 

DairyCast Update for March 29, 2012, Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington - Congressman Frank Lucas, House Ag Committee Chair, updated a livestock group on the current climate in Washington, D.C. and offered his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen [audio].
  2. Audio: Claudia, The High-Tech Cow, Drives Opportunities and Revenue - The dairy industry is different. The reality is that set milk and feed prices are a thing of the past and many dairy operations need to approach revenue with a new look.

DairyCast 0450 - Farm Bill Action In Washington - That's Good! - No, That's Bad

DairyCast 0450 Show Notes:
  • Talking with a livestock group, House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen.  Please pass this one to others in your organization.

What Are The Economics into 2012?

The Economy, Silly!
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Bob Young, American Farm Bureau's chief economist, is seeing food costs going up through their consumer surveys.
Our surveys' would suggest those food prices are up, and up significantly.
However, there are enough of uncertainties in the market places that suggest that food prices will only be a factor but not the driver.

Other activity in agriculture suggests that the sector as a whole is doing well. There still are issues with corn and bean prices remaining high, with impacts to cattle prices. But over all 2012 looks pretty good.

DairyCast 0439 - It's The Economy, Silly! What Keeps American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Up At Night?

DairyCast 0439 Show Notes:
  • Food prices are higher and the consumer (Black Friday sales notwithstanding) are hunkering down.  What does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy?  Let's ask American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young.

DairyCast 0422 - What Are Impacts To Ag Financing And The Farm Bill?

DairyCast 0422 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Terry Barr, CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Group, and Ross Anderson, Chief Credit Officer with AgriBank, look at finance and economic questions asked by ag producers.  Do we feed or export grain? Turn it into ethanol? When will the Washington debate turn to the Farm Bill?

DairyCast 0384 - Big Boys Probably Won't Play Together Well On Farm Bill Debate

mp3DairyCast 0384 Show Notes:
  • Farm Bill debate will likely be as partisan as all other legislative battles this term, according to Sara Wyant from Agri-Pulse.

DairyCast 0179 for July 29 2008

Download mp3DairyCast 0179 Show Notes:

  • Dr. Ray Nebel, President of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, draws attention to their work and an upcoming event.
  • What implication does the new farm bill have for your operation? Brad Luben, Public Policy Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska, explains. 

DairyCast 0150 for April 15 2008

Download mp3DairyCast 0150 Show Notes:

  • When will we finally have a new farm bill to operate under?  And who is going to get the payments? Troy Dumler, Kansas State University, provides his insights.
  • Dennis DiPietrie, DairyCast Headliner, shares thoughts on how world economies are influencing our production as well as steps you can take to stay informed.
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