October 2011

Post image for Farm Bill Proposal Would Save $40 Billion

Lugar-Stutzman bill would eliminate several farm programs. Senator Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and Representative Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., have introduced the Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act or REFRESH. The bill targets $40 billion in USDA cuts to help meet federal deficit reduction goals. Roughly two-thirds of the savings would come from farm and [...]


Post image for Taiwanese reps sign deals to buy US corn, soybeans

INDIANAPOLIS Two Taiwanese trade groups have agreed to buy as much as $5 billion worth of corn and soybeans from Indiana and states in 2012 and 2013. Representatives of Taiwan’s Feed Industry Association and its Vegetable Oil Manufacturers Association signed letters of intent for the purchases Monday in Indianapolis with Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay. [...]


Post image for Kansas Gov. Brownback and ranchers travel to Russia, Kazakhstan

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman and beef producers from across the state are traveling to Russia and Kazakhstan Oct. 6 to17 to promote agriculture trade with those countries. “Agriculture is our state’s largest industry and a cornerstone of the Kansas economy,” Brownback said. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to further [...]