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Jim Meade / Iowa City
Senior Advisor

2012 Farm Bill Proposal

One Farm Bill proposal is out.  It includes crop insurance, but no DP/CCP.

I'm sure I don't understand it all and the ag press will be busy analysing and interpreting it.

http://www.farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2012/04/first_draft_of_the_new_senate.html

 

There are some changes in the crop insurance electives that I need to think about. 

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Farm Bill Proposal

Here is how Dan Looker, Successful Farming/Agriculture.com reports on the Senate Ag Committee's version of the new Farm Bill. This passed Thursday. See (Full story) here.

 

Mike

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kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: 2012 Farm Bill Proposal

Another big subsidy to insurance companies! Disgusting!

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clayton58
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Farm Bill Proposal

I got a card and a follow up phone call from a group urging me to call Sen. Roberts to ask not to cut the CSP.  Well I did not call, and won't.  My philosophy is to not get caught up in what the gov. should do for  farmers.  It disgusts me to see everyone running around whining about unfair cuts, etc.  Once the bill becomes law, I'll make use of what fits and benefits our operation, but I don't want to manage the farm based on what the gov. says.  I want to be in the position of being profitable regardless, or in spite of what gov does, NOT dependant of what it does.  As such, I may keep tabs on what is proposed, but not overly concerned about it.