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 […]

Democrats Turn to Rural Issues – DTN Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Rural leaders in the Democratic Party took to Zoom and other livestream events on Tuesday to spotlight, among other things, problems with broadband and infrastructure in rural America. The Democratic […]

Senate Ag Committee Advances U.S. Grain Standards Act Extension – DTN Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24 advanced a bill, via a voice vote, reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (USGSRA) for another five years. The bill was widely […]

Coronavirus: Lawmakers Decry Ag Aid Cap – DTN Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Bipartisan coalitions of senators and House members wrote to President Donald Trump on Thursday that the Agriculture Department’s payment limits on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will limit its […]

USMCA Trade Agreement Vote: Still In Holding Pattern – DTN Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
While the country awaits the impeachment vote expected late Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, the leaders of major farm organizations are waiting for the House to vote on […]

Trade Aid: Democrats Charge USDA of “Picking Winners and Losers” – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
A group of Senate Democrats released a report Tuesday on the Trump administration’s agricultural trade aid program, charging USDA “is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers […]

Farm Trade Aid, Part 2: Perdue Says $14 Per Acre Possible – DTN Jul 25, 2019

🕔Jul 25, 2019
USDA will provide more information on the distribution of trade aid to farmers to compensate them for the loss of China markets by the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN Dec 13, 2018

🕔Dec 13, 2018
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference […]

Still No Farm Bill, But Lots of Views – DTN Nov 21, 2018

🕔Nov 21, 2018
The chairs of the House and Senate Agriculture committees remain silent on the status of farm bill conference negotiations, but there have been plenty of comments in the last few […]

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