Monthly Archives: November 2010

Farm Bill- Debbie Stabenow to Chair Senate Ag Committee

Farm Bill- Debbie Stabenow to Chair Senate Ag Committee
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) indicated in a news release on Friday that, after consulting constituents across North Dakota and colleagues in the U.S. Senate, he will retain his leadership position as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and stay as a senior member of the Senate Agriculture […]

Update 2012 Farm Bill and House Ag Committee

Who will serve on the House Agriculture Committee?

It’s still too early to tell whether or not members will win their favorite committees, but you will likely see a lot of new faces when the House Agriculture Committee convenes next year. Fifteen out of 28 Democrats on the Agriculture Committee lost their re-election bids and the […]

COMMENTS: Bill O’Connor on Ag Committees and Recent Elections

The attached comments from Bill O’Connor former Policy Director of the House Ag Committee, now working for McLeod, Watkinson & Miller in DC. Mr. O’Connor was a friend to ACSA in past years in working on Farm Policy with the committee and appeared before the ACSA Board and ACSA leadership in meetings on many occasions. […]

Bowles-Simpson Deficit Reduction Draft

Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction recommendations would cost agriculture $3 bil.per year

Washington, Nov. 10 – A first draft of dramatic federal deficit reduction recommendations unveiled Wednesday
includes “mandatory savings from farm subsidies,”…

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Chinese Government to Maintain Order of Cotton Market


Today all major media published a joint notice that was issued on October 29 by seven official sectors related to the cotton industry. The notice recommends strengthening cotton market supervision; enhancing quality supervision; improving railway transportation capacity; managing financial support to ensure sufficient purchasing funds; and strengthening information services and […]

Farm Bill/Political Updates

Alan Beattie reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The Republicans have portrayed themselves as the party of fiscal responsibility. But even Republicans on the heavily conservative wing of the party have only suggested broad outlines for cuts to balance the budget.”

Nonetheless, Tony Kindelspire reported on Sunday at the Longmont Times-Call Online (Colorado) that, […]

ICAC Press Release

From the Secretariat ICAC Press Release, November 1, 2010

Record World Cotton Prices and High Volatility

International cotton prices continued to rise steeply in October. On October 11, the Cotlook A Index broke the previous record of 119.4 cents per pound established in April 1995, and continued to rise in the following weeks, reaching 147 cents per […]