2012 farm bill http://kbia.org en Farm bill extension doesn’t sit well with many organic farmers http://kbia.org/post/farm-bill-extension-doesn-t-sit-well-many-organic-farmers <p></p><p>Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder this year.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:28 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 27725 at http://kbia.org Farm bill extension doesn’t sit well with many organic farmers Agriculture Sec. Vilsack: Farm Bill expiration affects exports http://kbia.org/post/agriculture-sec-vilsack-farm-bill-expiration-affects-exports <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest<strong> “</strong><u><a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/960209/aes76.pdf">Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade</a></u><strong>,”&nbsp;</strong>which was published on Nov. 29, forecasts American farm exports increasing and predicts they will come in at $145 billion in 2013. That's a 50 percent increase from 2009.</p><p>Such a high export number gave me pause, since the USDA is also predicting that in the coming year U.S. corn exports will be at a 40-year low because of a domestic corn shortfall caused by the drought.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:12:08 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 25472 at http://kbia.org Agriculture Sec. Vilsack: Farm Bill expiration affects exports Even in farm country, campaigns not focusing on farm policy http://kbia.org/post/even-farm-country-campaigns-not-focusing-farm-policy <div class="article-body"><p> When Congress recessed for the election season without passing a new farm bill, many observers thought farmers would demand explanations as campaign trails blazed through small towns. But despite its importance in farm country, the farm bill and farm policy are largely being overshadowed by other campaign issues.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:12:08 +0000 Amy Mayer 23764 at http://kbia.org Even in farm country, campaigns not focusing on farm policy Field Notes: Farm bill delay no surprise for former ag secretary http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-farm-bill-delay-no-surprise-former-ag-secretary <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s </em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production. </em><o:p></o:p></p><p><em>For this edition of </em>Field Notes<em>, Harvest Public Media's Grant Gerlock spoke with Clayton Yeutter, a former agriculture secretary, about the difficulty in getting a farm bill passed.</em><o:p></o:p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:36:19 +0000 Grant Gerlock 22729 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Farm bill delay no surprise for former ag secretary Farm bill remains stalled in the House http://kbia.org/post/farm-bill-remains-stalled-house <p>The current bill expires at the end of this month and House Speaker John Boehner acknowledged this week that the full House won’t take up the bill recommended by its agriculture committee. That means as farmers work through harvest and begin to think about next year, they don’t know what’s coming. Chris Clayton is an agriculture policy editor for the news service <a href="http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/">DTN Progressive Farmer</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:21:50 +0000 Amy Mayer 21798 at http://kbia.org Farm bill remains stalled in the House Elected officials talk farm policy on the campaign trail http://kbia.org/post/elected-officials-talk-farm-policy-campaign-trail <p>Thirty-five farmers and agricultural workers applauded at the site of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s big blue RV pulling up to the back of AGRI Services on Wednesday. The campaign stop at the massive granary and fertilizer distributor on the banks of the Missouri River in Brunswick, Mo. is part of the Democratic incumbent senator’s "<a href="http://clairemccaskill.com/issues/rural-and-farmers">Fighting for our Farmers</a>" project. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:22:15 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 19645 at http://kbia.org Elected officials talk farm policy on the campaign trail Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-railroad-looking-roll-again <p>This week:&nbsp;Find out how one community is going back in time to move&nbsp;businesses forward.&nbsp; Plus,&nbsp;what dairy farmers want&nbsp;more protection in the&nbsp;2012 Farm Bill.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:15:44 +0000 Nick Adams 12251 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again