Ag Policy: Growing Climate Solutions Act Introduced in Senate Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a new version of the Growing Climate Solutions Act today, a bill that aims to create a […]

Biden Defends Infrastructure Plan as Necessary to Compete with China – DTN Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
President Joe Biden more aggressively defended his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday, saying the plan and its funding are open to negotiation. But he also stressed the investments are […]

Derecho Aid Gets Blown Away from House Relief Bill – DTN Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
House Democratic leaders stripped a provision from the latest aid package that would have helped farmers suffering from crop losses — including losses due to high winds or derechos — […]

Vilsack Nomination Moves to Full Senate – DTN Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
Tom Vilsack’s nomination to U.S. agriculture secretary advanced unanimously out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Tuesday and will now head to the full Senate […]

Senate Ag Committee Wants to Get to Work – DTN Feb 3, 2021

🕔Feb 3, 2021
Incoming Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said Thursday that the confirmation hearing for Tom Vilsack, President Biden’s nominee for Agriculture secretary, scheduled for Tuesday, may depend on Senate leaders […]

Biden Names USDA Deputy Nominee – DTN Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Jewel Bronaugh as deputy secretary of USDA. Bronaugh, who holds a doctorate in career and technical […]

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 […]

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 […]

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