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April 20, 2018 in 2018 Farm Bill, Conservation, Equity, SNAP

House Farm Bill Fails Farmers, Eaters and the Environment

House Farm Bill Moves Out of Committee On Wednesday, House Republicans moved the first draft farm bill out of the House Agriculture Committee on a party-line vote. H.R. 2, or the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, will likely be considered by the full House within the next month. On the whole, H.R. 2 is an ominous cloud that portends…

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April 13, 2018 in 2018 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance, Marker Bills

Improving Soil Health Through Crop Insurance

One marker bill currently before the House Agriculture Committee, the Crop Insurance Modernization Act, proposes some of the same reforms to crop insurance as FBLE’s report on Productivity and Risk Management. One of its proposals involves strengthening incentives in crop insurance contracts for farmers to integrate better conservation practices into their regular operations. The bill, also known as H.R. 4865,…

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Our Reports

Diversified Agricultural Economies

Diversified Agricultural Economies

Food Access, Nutrition, and Public Health

Food Access, Nutrition, and Public Health

Productivity and Risk Management

Productivity and Risk Management

Governance, Transparency, and Accountability

Governance, Transparency, and Accountability