Trump Signs COVID Relief Bill – DTN Dec 29, 2020

🕔Dec 29, 2020
President Donald Trump signed the combined fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations and COVID-19 relief bill late Sunday after threatening to veto it. The presidential signature means that, as part of […]

Texas ‘Wild Pig Wars’ Leader Assumes Role in National Task Force Dec 28, 2020

🕔Dec 28, 2020
When it comes to “wild pig wars,” John Tomeček, Ph.D, has been leading the charge in Texas. Now he’s been tapped to take his leadership skills to the national level […]

Congress Passes COVID Relief Stimulus Package, with Ag, Nutrition Provisions Dec 23, 2020

🕔Dec 23, 2020
Emily Cochrane reported on the front page of Tuesday’s New York Times that, “Congress on Monday night overwhelmingly approved a $900 billion stimulus package that would send billions of dollars to American households and […]

Congress Wraps Up 2020 with Appropriations and Relief Bills Dec 21, 2020

🕔Dec 21, 2020
Last night, after months of negotiations, Congressional leadership reached agreement on a massive legislative package that combines an FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill that funds the entire federal government through […]

Congressional Ag Leadership Will Have Plenty Of Balls To Juggle in 2021 – DTN Dec 8, 2020

🕔Dec 8, 2020
Arkansas Sen. John Boozman is looking forward to the opportunity to take the lead for Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. With Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman […]

New COVID Aid Package Pitched – DTN Dec 2, 2020

🕔Dec 2, 2020
Looking to respond to the growing economic crisis facing the country from the COVID-19 pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress on Tuesday announced a proposed coronavirus aid package […]

Ag Lobbyists Eye Future With Biden – DTN Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Agriculture lobbyists are trying to get a handle on where federal policy on agriculture, trade and environmental issues will land with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and new […]

This Week’s Election: Knowns And Unknowns – DTN Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Farmers, by and large, are happy with the direction of the country under President Donald Trump, and the president’s rural support helped in some key Senate and House races in […]

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 […]

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