Farm Bill: Lawmakers’ Perspective – SNAP and Conservation

🕔Aug 20, 2018As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee’s success.  Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that contain […]

Farm Bill: Conference Negotiations Begin

🕔Aug 10, 2018Congress has completed the procedural steps necessary to begin conference negotiations on the two 2018 farm bills produced by the House and Senate.  Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office has updated […]

Farm Bill, 2018: Next Up – Resolving 5 Key Issues Between House and Senate

🕔Jul 6, 2018On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an historic 86 to 11 vote (U.S. Senate, Roll Call Vote 143). Senate passage followed […]

Farm Policy: Chairman Conaway Provides Perspective on Farm Bill

🕔Jun 25, 2018House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio program with Mike Adams.   After failing to pass on the House floor last month, the measure succeeded on Thursday […]

Farm Policy: House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

🕔Jun 22, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also […]

Farm Bill: Progress and Potential Hurdles

🕔Jun 20, 2018The odds for a farm bill in 2018 have improved considerably. On Wednesday the Senate Ag Committee moved its version of a farm bill with a strong bipartisan vote (20 […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate Ag Committee

🕔Jun 14, 2018Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor reported on Wednesday that, “A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting […]

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Promises a “Markup” Bill on June 13 – DTN

🕔Jun 8, 2018Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said early Thursday that their committee will mark up a new farm bill on Wednesday, June 13. […]

Farm Bill Defeated in U. S. House – Now What? – DTN

🕔May 21, 2018The cheers and jeers were all over the spectrum Friday after the House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the farm bill following a raucous debate this week. […]

Farm Bill Defeated on House Floor – Recap

🕔May 21, 2018Farm Bill Defeat Siobhan Hughes and Jesse Newman reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “The House defeated a Republican-written farm bill on Friday after GOP leaders couldn’t […]

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