Policy Issues Bill Tomson reported yesterday at Politico that, “‘It’s never too early to start on the next farm bill,’ said Rep. Mike Conaway, the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. “The Texas Republican, whose position in the top agriculture post was confirmed Tuesday by the House Republican Steering Committee, told POLITICO in an exclusive […]
At EuroTier, Dutch company Inno+ showcased the Air WTW, a new heat recovery system to be used on poultry and pig farms. This can save producers a lot of money. Pigs and poultry produce a lot of heat, which automatically heats up the air in the stalls to around 20 to 23°C, but also leaves the stalls...
Policy Issues- Farm Bill, Tax Extenders Chase Purdy reported yesterday at Politico that, “‘Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, the likely next chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says he has no plans to reopen the farm bill to make any substantial changes,’ Pro Agriculture’s Bill Tomson reports this morning. ‘Roberts, who sought far bigger cuts to food […]
Agricultural Economy A news release yesterday from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) indicated that, “According to the November Crop Production report released today by [NASS], corn production is expected to reach 14.4 billion bushels this year, up 3 percent from 2013 [related graph]. Show More Summary
Policy Issues: Farm Bill; Tax Extenders; and Budget Pat Westhoff, the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, indicated in a column on Saturday at the Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.) Online that, “Our current set of farm and food policies only can be understood in the context of past […]
Post Election Policy Issues: Farm Bill, Tax Extenders, and Food Labeling AP writer Steve Karnowski reported yesterday that, “U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson anticipates being able to work out compromises on agricultural issues in the next Congress, but said Wednesday he has concerns about the makeup of the next Senate Agriculture Committee.” The article noted that, “Peterson […]
As campaign whoppers go, it wins the most chutzpah award. When President Obama hijacked the farm bill, turned it into a food stamp bill… I voted no. That’s U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R) talking, and he’s running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Mark Pryor (D). When this campaign ad was released in September, fact checkers [...]Show More Summary
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to move some new products into a preferred procurement initiative for federal agencies. USDA is using the 2014 Farm Bill to justify making available some new, biobased forest products in...Show More Summary
'Timmy got a holding penalty, and now he's, uh, living on your uncle's farm upstate.' Kansas State is one of the least penalized teams in the country. The Wildcats have been called for just 25 on the season -- only Navy (22) has less...Show More Summary
Farm Bill Chris Clayton reported yesterday at DTN that, “A provision to exclude yields from Actual Production History for farmers affected by severe weather will go into effect for some select spring crops in 2015, USDA announced Tuesday. “USDA’s rollout comes too late to boost insurance coverage for winter-wheat producers who have been some of the […]
Agricultural Economy Yesterday, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri provided an update on crop price projections reflecting information available in mid-October. A summary of theShow More Summary
Agricultural Economy Reuters writers Tom Miles and Krista Hughes reported yesterday that, “India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the United States. […]
Agricultural Economy On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its Crop Production report, which indicated that, “Corn production is forecast at 14.5 billion bushels, up less than 1 percent from the previous forecast and up 4 percent from 2013. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 174.2 bushels per […]
Diet titan Jenny Craig has just sold her equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates for $18 million. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, "he plans to turn...
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has bought up diet guru Jenny Craig's equestrian estate, of all things, for $18M. The 228-acre horse farm, known as Rancho Paseana, has a racing track, an olive orchard, five barns, a veterinarian's suite, a guesthouse,...
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has has purchased a 228-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to property records, the purchase price was a cool $18 million. The estate formerly belonged to weight-loss expert Jenny Craig, who initially listed the property for $30 million several years ago. Show More Summary
Computers guy Bill Gates, who is still one of the wealthiest people on Earth despite all that philanthropy, just spent $18M on fitness lady Jenny Craig's equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The deal closed in mid-September, according...
Agricultural Economy Reuters News reported yesterday that, “World food prices fell to their lowest since August 2010 in September as prices of all major food groups except meat dropped, led by a sharp decline in dairy prices, the UN’s food agency said on Thursday. “The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) price index, which measures monthly price […]
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has bought Jenny Craig’s upscale horse facility in Rancho Santa Fe for $18 million, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has reportedly purchased a 228-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to property records, the purchase price was a cool $18 million. The estate formerly belonged to weight-loss expert Jenny Craig, who initially listed the property for $30 million several years ago. Show More Summary