Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

Federal Budget: House Resolves Fight Over Farm Payments, Passes Continuing Resolution Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight […]

Pesticides: Legislation Would Ban Some Chemicals – DTN Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would ban organophosphate, neonicotinoid and paraquat pesticides, create a petition process to EPA for individual citizens, close loopholes on […]

Coronavirus Aid: Senate Releases New Draft, Diverges from House Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
Washington Post writers Erica Werner, Jeff Stein and Seung Min Kim reported earlier this week that, “A fraught showdown over the next coronavirus relief bill got underway Monday as Senate Republicans unveiled […]

New COVID Aid Bill Stalled in Talks – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., both told The Hagstrom Report the Senate Republican coronavirus aid package now in development contains $20 billion in […]

Infrastructure Bill Approved by House, but Don’t Hold Your Breath – DTN Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
A $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal by the House of Representatives was approved on July 1, 2020. The partisan H.R.2 Moving America Forward Act will address the growing backlog of maintenance […]

Coronavirus: Ag Groups Praise Aid Bill – DTN Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate demonstrated bipartisan backing for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide $2 trillion in various programs to address the pandemic. […]

Third Market Facilitation Payment? DC Sentiment Brewing – DTN Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
With questions growing about China’s commitment to buy U.S. agriculture commodities as that country deals with the coronavirus outbreak, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday urged […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

USMCA Moving Forward, Timeline Uncertain Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
William Mauldin reported in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that, “A Senate committee approved a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it lacks sufficient […]

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