Legislative Action News Archives December 6, 2011 – July 17, 2012

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Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XIV- [July 17, 2012]

  • Revealing AMC Fees Optional Under Proposed Disclosure Forms
  • House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill
  • Next Steps for Farm Bill
  • Summary of Major Provisions of the House Ag Committee Farm Bill
  • Specialty Crops OK in House Farm Bill; Next Stop: House Rules Committee
  • LandOwner: Economist: Fed will be forced to take more stimulus action soon
  • Remember talk about big harvests this year-Kiplinger Agriculture Letter

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XIII- [July 3, 2012]

  •  Farm Bill – House Consideration Next
  • ASFMRA & AI Testify on Appraisal Fee Disclosure
  • Congressional Hearing on Appraisal Oversight
  • Another Opportunity to Weigh-in on Aerial Photography
  • SD Land Jumps 27%, NE Sees Record Annual Increase in Farmland Value – LandOwner
  • Updates on U.S. Farm Conservation Programs-Kiplinger Agriculture Letter

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XII- [June 12, 2012]

  • Your Opportunity to Weigh-in on Aerial Photography
  • Senate Farm Bill Agreement Reached
  • House Farm Bill Update
  • Why AMCs May be Built on a Faulty Business Model
  • Arizona Judge Fines AppraiserLoft $850,000
  • Outlook for Farm Exports Mixed-Kiplinger Agriculture Letter

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XI- [June 5, 2012]

  • Environmental Working Group Continues Attacks on Crop Insurance
  • Senate to Start Considering Farm Bill this Week
  • USDA Announces CRP Sign-up Results
  • USDA Announces FSA Office Closings
  • North Carolina Appraisal Board Denies Request to Expand Performance of BPOs
  • Food Prices Soaring Around the Globe – Kiplinger
  • 2012 Professional Farm Manager of the Year Award

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue X- [May 22, 2012]

  • National Flood Insurance Program Changes
  • House Ag Committee Completes Hearings
  • Senate Farm Bill Consideration in June
  • Bernanke:  No Issue with Bank Examiners
  • LightSquared Files Bankruptcy after FCC Block – Western Farm Press
  • 2012 Professional Farm Manager of the Year Award
  • Wild Animals are a Growing Problem – Kiplinger

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue IX- [May 8, 2012]

  • ASFMRA Joins Letter Urging Senate Farm Bill Consideration
  • House Bill Would Prohibit Expansion of Clean Water Guidance
  • House Ag Committee Continues Farm Bill Hearings
  • Here is What to Look for in the Next Farm Bill
  • GSE’s Update Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD)

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue VIII- [April 17, 2012]

  • GAO – Limit Crop Insurance Subsidies Would Have Saved $1 Billion in 2011
  • House Ag Committee Schedules Mark-up for Budget Reconciliation Package
  • Senate Ag Committee Mark-up
  • House Ag Committee Holds Field Hearings in KS
  • Child Labor Laws Stoking Backlash – Western Farm Press
  • New ULDD Requirements Coming This Month
  • Appraisal Orgs Testify Before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on High Voltage Transmission Towers

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue VII- [April 3, 2012]

  • House Passes Budget – Includes Cuts to Agriculture
  • Senate Plans Committee Farm Bill by End of April
  • CRP Deadline Approaching – April 6
  • House Ag Committee Holds Field Hearings in AR
  • Farmer Mac Outlines Procedures When Appraisers Were Engaged by Other Lending Institution
  • Bank Examinations Amendment Offered, Not Included in Senate JOBS Bill; OCC Chief Speaks

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue VI- [March 20, 2012]

  • Membership Directory – Wrong Name on Label
  • Senate Finishes Farm Bill Hearings with Commodity Title & Crop Insurance
  • House Field Hearing March 23 in IL and March 30 in AR
  • USDA Warns of Fraudulent Letters
  • House Ag Committee Sends Letter to House Budget Committee
  • Veteran’s Farming Project Workshop
  • Ag Committee Hammers Dodd-Frank Costs
  • EPA Top Ag Advisor Talks Regulations & Frustrations

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue V- [March 6, 2012]

  • CTFC to Complete Majority of Dodd-Frank Rules by Summer
  • Crop Insurnce Payments Burst $10 Billion Barrier
  • Farm Groups:  Crop Insurance Top Priority
  • USDA Announces New CRP Initiative
  • EWG Pushes for Conservation Cross Compliance with Crop Insurance
  • Farm Bill Hearings
  • USDA Forecasts More Planted Acres, Lower Commodity Prices
  • Bank Accused of Appraisal Fraud

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue IV- [February 21, 2012]

  • ASFMRA Joins Others Urging Farm Bill Passage this Year
  • President’s Budget Released – Cuts Agriculture
  • FCC Bars LightSquared from Turning on its Network
  • FSA Employees Want to Sell Crop Insurance Again
  • Appraisal Organizations Applaud New Consumer Disclosure Form
  • USDA Readies for 2012 Census of Agriculture
  • Obama Seeks $32 Billion Farm Safety Net, Conservation Cuts
  • Share Your Thoughts on AgProLink

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue III- [February 7, 2012]

  • USDA CRP General Sign-up
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Announces Farm Bill Hearing Schedule
  • Farm Groups Release Statement on Farm Bill
  • CBO Releases Budget Forecast
  • Appraisal & AMC Fees Separated on Revised Settlement Forms
  • ASFMRA-AI Support Intent of Bank Examiner Bill in Congress
  • South Dakota Senate Endorses Measure to Raise Cap on Increases in Taxable Value of Farmland

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue II- [January 17, 2012]

  • USDA Announces Streamlining Initiative
  • Farm Bureau Adopts New Farm Policy
  • EPA Releases Farm, Ranch & Rural Communities Report
  • Dodd-Frank Rulemakings Commence, Appraisal Groups Respond
  • Feds Doom LightSquared’s LTE 4G Network
  • Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • What’s Ahead for Land Values in 2012?
  • Stand Out Even Among the Land Experts

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue I- [January 3, 2012]

  • California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Violates Commerce Clause
  • USDA Benefits to Farmers Won’t Dip in ’12 – Kiplinger
  • LightSquared Petitions FCC
  • Digging in the MF Global Dirt – Delta Farm Press
  • US Opens Market to Imported Ethanol – Western Farm Press
  • Commodity Prices no Flash in the Pan – Western Farm Press

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XXV – [December 20, 2011]

  • Agriculture Moving from Surplus to Shortage, SW Farm Press
  • Farm Kids from Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • Agriculture Committees Focus on MF Global Bankruptcy
  • House & Senate Agriculture Committees to Hold Hearings on MF Global Failure
  • Scuse Nomination Hearing Held
  • Congress Hopes to Wrap-up Session Soon
  • Invasive pests inflict multibillion-dollar toll on CA – Western Farm Press
  • Emerging markets to keep agriculture prices, profitability strong

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XXIV – [December 6, 2011]

  • Farm Bill Outlook
  • Politics may delay a new farm bill until ’13, from Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • RMA Adopts New Rating Methodoloy for Corn & Soybeans
  • House & Senate Agriculture Committees to Hold Hearings on MF Global Failure
  • New IRS Audit Guide Addresses Conservation Easements
  • Farmers National sees no slowdown in demand for farmland, from Agri-Pulse
  • Sens. Crapo, Udall introduce bill to extend family farm easements, from Argri-Pulse

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