‘We’re with you, Mr. President,’ said Duvall, adding a caveat. ‘The runaway of our patience will be determined by the financial situation of our farms. We went into the battle very weak.’
The partial government shutdown is putting a kink in the Trump tariff payments to farmers and it could prevent the EPA from approving the sale of E15 by the summer, as promised by President Trump.
The partial government shutdown will force USDA to delay next week's release of reports that take a final look at the 2018 crops and provide the first hints of this year's production.
Here's a run through of the 10 major points of the five-year farm bill.
When Democrats take control of the House in January, farm policy traditionalist and ethanol supporter Collin Peterson is the odds-on favorite to chair the Agriculture Committee.
Congress rejected stricter and broader work requirements for “work capable” adults - the headline issue for the farm bill - in working on the five-year bill.
Foodmakers also can use electronic links, text messages, a phone number, or a web address to disclose ingredients.
The farm bill “is in very, very good shape,” according to President Trump, who hinted that he will sign the bill into law this week.
For farmers who have already applied, completed harvest, and certified their 2018 production, a second payment will be issued on the remaining 50% of the producer’s total production.
Offices running the farm program would be closed, which probably would mean that Trump tariff payments would be delayed until the government opened again.