January 21, 2020

Drought Affecting Food Prices In 2013

From USDA, Jan. 30, “A USDA economist says the persistent drought in the Midwest will lead to higher than normal food price inflation for the rest of the year.”


Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; and, Immigration

Farm Bill- Policy Issues

Mitch Lies reported last earlier this week [Jan. 28.] at the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.) Online that, “House Speaker John Boehner refused to bring the farm bill to a vote last year because he disagreed with the bill’s dairy policy, Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., said.

“‘That’s the real story,’ Schrader said.

“And whether a new farm bill passes any time soon hinges on a resolution of the differences in dairy policy preferences between Boehner and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., Schrader said.”