Familiar Feeling of Well-guarded Optimism with Farm Bill Prospects

Familiar Feeling of Well-guarded Optimism with Farm Bill Prospects

January 2014 | Departments | Legal Q&A | Brad McKinney

The last few weeks of November saw great promise on Farm Bill passage fade into familiar skepticism, as issues related to both policy and politics continued to impede progress of the conference committee. House Republican leadership had set a deadline of Dec. 13 for Farm Bill conferees to bring a conference- negotiated bill to the House floor, a deadline that seemed all but out of reach when conference committee leaders halted their negotiations before the Thanksgiving break without...

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King of the Hill: Who Feeds a Growing World?

January 2014 | Departments | Merchandisers' Corner | Diana Klemme

What kid hasn’t played “King of the Hill” at some point — battling to the top, and then having to defend their hard-won turf? U.S. grain exporters have faced that same battle in recent years even as global consumption, production and imports around the world have climbed sharply. Let’s face it: The U.S. has lost our position at the top of the hill in most exports. Chart 1 shows that exports of corn, soybeans and wheat have been nearly flat overall for 20 years, while foreign exports have...

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