House Ag Chair Already Looking to 2022 – DTN Dec 21, 2021

🕔Dec 21, 2021
The House Agriculture Committee will start 2022 looking at the impact of electric vehicles on agriculture and rural America, Chairman David Scott told DTN in an interview last week. Scott, […]

Manchin Puts Build Back Better on Back Burner – DTN Dec 21, 2021

🕔Dec 21, 2021
The Biden administration’s plan to use farmers as a strategy against climate change is now in peril with Sen. Joe Manchin’s statements Sunday that he can’t support the Build Back […]

Congress Backs Lock and Dam Upgrades – DTN Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
Pointing to jobs and economic potential, a collection of Senate and House members wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize $2.5 billion for inland waterways projects from the […]

House Passes Build Back Better Act – Will Senate Follow Suit? – DTN Nov 20, 2021

🕔Nov 20, 2021
The House of Representatives on Friday passed President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social agenda items that includes a boost in spending for climate-smart agriculture through conservation, forestry and […]

Senate Passes Rural Infrastructure Bill – DTN Aug 12, 2021

🕔Aug 12, 2021
With Tuesday’s passage of a $1.2-trillion infrastructure package, various agricultural groups had their specific provision or issue they were excited to see finally addressed. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed […]

Ag Committee Examines Disaster Aid – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
American agriculture needs a permanent disaster program that can provide aid quicker than ad-hoc aid that has helped buoy farmers in recent years. That was a repeated theme at a […]

Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
The Small Business Administration will likely soon announce an extension for applications to the Paycheck Protection Program after both chambers of Congress voted for the SBA to push the deadline […]

House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Wall Street Journal writer Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House passed two bills providing pathways to citizenship for certain categories of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, in a […]

Congress Urges Small Business Administration to Expand PPP Rules – DTN Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Members of Congress are urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration to issue new clarifications that would make more farmers and ranchers eligible for forgivable loans […]

House Ag Committee Passes Portion of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported on Wednesday that, “The $1.9 trillion relief plan moving through the House of Representatives has roughly $16.1 billion in specific provisions for USDA — mainly for nutrition […]

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