farm bill

Farm Bill Expires
1:18 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farmers in Limbo – Again

Without a farm bill in place, farmers all over country are left to guess at what federal policy will look like.
Credit Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

The farm bill expired at midnight on Monday, leaving farmers and ranchers across the country guessing at what federal farm policy will look like when they next put their crops in the ground.

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Even though funding not there yet
3:16 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

NRCS Signing Up Farmers for 2014 Conservation Programs

2014 conservation programs will be funded by either a new farm bill or a new extension.
Credit SSS

The USDA"s Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging Iowa farmers to sign up for conservation programs for next year but as of now those programs have no funding.

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Impact on Local Economies
3:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Crop Insurance Paying Dividends

Credit sss

Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012, and the federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion.

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Made His comments in Macomb
4:19 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Schock Says Congress Reflects Polarized Nation

Schock at a listening session at Macomb City Hall.
Credit SSS

With congress in recess, Illinois Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) took a two week tour of his district conducting town hall style "listening sessions," stopping in Macomb on Tuesday.

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Bank Director expects 2 year extension
7:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Extending Farm Bill May Hurt IL Farmers

The Manager of the McDonough County Farm Bureau, Sarah Grant, said another long farm bill extension would be bad for farmers.
Credit SSS

At an Illinois Farm Bureau Commodity Conference, the leader of an agricultural bank said Illinois farmers should be prepared for another two year extension of the farm bill.

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