USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers

Department Proposes Changes to “Actively Engaged” Rule WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The … Continued

Urbanchuk Speaks on Renewable Fuels Standards

John Urbanchuk, principal of ABF Economics, presented a most interesting talk concerning the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standards and how these have affected agriculture and consumers. Using detailed economic analysis and his vast knowledge in the subject area, John provided clear … Continued

Negotiators unveil new farm bill; vote expected this week

Negotiators agreed Monday evening on a new five-year farm bill that slashes about $23 billion in federal spending by ending direct payments to farmers, consolidating dozens of Agriculture Department programs and by cutting about $8 billion in food stamp assistance. … Continued