Farm Bill 2018: Commentary and Analysis

Rolling AnalysisFarm Bill 2018: Commentary and AnalysisIt's been four years since the last farm bill. Here's what's new, what's not, and what's a problem.

Agriculture,  | Data & Documents
Apr 12, 2018  | 2 min read | Print Article

At long last, the wait is over. The last farm bill came out four years ago. So what’s in this bill? Where are the high(low)lights of the bill?

Follow along. We will add to this analysis as we digest this tome.

April 12, 2018

1:00 pm – The Farm Bill is finally here

4:30 pm – Statement on the Farm Bill

5:00 pm – So what’s in the 2018 Farm Bill?

April 13, 2018

12:40 pm – Cotton seed makes the list of covered commodities

1:30 pm – Loan rates raised for cotton

4:00 pm – Million dollar farms can now receive more payments

4:10 pm – Cousins, nieces, and nephews eligible for taxpayer funded subsidies

4:05 pm – ARC and PLC reauthorized with changes to calculations

4:20 pm – Effective reference price likely increases payments to producers

April 18, 2018

1:10 pm – No More Energy Title in the Farm Bill

1:20 pm – Rebooted: The Repowering Assistance Program

1:25 pm – The Biomass Research and Development Initiative

2:00 pm – Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels

2:30 pm – Rural Energy for America Program

April 19, 2018

11:10 am – Biomass Crop Assistance Program

11:30 am – Scaling Back Biorefinery Assistance

11:40 am – Cuts to the Biobased Market Program

April 20, 2018

2:00 pm – New Farm Bill Fills with Wasteful Ag Subsidies

April 29, 2018

1:00 pm – Impact of U.S. Agriculture Subsidies on Water Quality

April 30, 2018 

10:00 am – Measuring Performance of Farm Bill Conservation Programs

May 15, 2018

1:00 pm – Letter to Chairman Pete Sessions: Support Open Debate on the Farm Bill 

May 16, 2018

12:20 pm – Crop Insurance Reimbursement

May 17, 2018

11:00 am – Statement On Decision Regarding Debate On Farm Bill

May 18, 2018

1:00 pm – Statement On (Unexpected) 2018 Farm Bill Vote

3:00 pm – The Farm Bill Lesson: You’re Doing It Wrong! 

June 28, 2018

1:30 pm – Farm Bill at the Precipice