September 18, 2019

Farm Bill; Political Notes; EPA Issues (Climate Change); Trade; and Biofuels

Farm Bill

DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “Not quite two years into the 2008 farm bill, the idea of giving up a definite payment for a better risk management option is largely failing to gain traction with farmers.

“Overall, the two prodigy programs of the farm bill — the Average Crop Revenue Election program (ACRE) and Supplemental Revenue program (SURE) — are not doing what policymakers expected.

Testimony from farmers and actions by the Obama administration have highlighted that farmers prefer direct payments over ACRE.”