President Signs Funding Bill – DTN Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
President Donald Trump signed the continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 11 early Thursday after the Senate passed the bill only hours before the end of the fiscal […]

Livestock: USDA Filling Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
 After attention and lobbying from livestock groups, USDA on Wednesday announced the first major foot-and-mouth vaccine purchase to store in the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank. USDA is […]

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: Meat Packer Scrutiny Continues – DTN Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday credited the Department of Justice for beginning “sweeping initiatives” against the country’s four largest meatpackers. Speaking to reporters during a weekly call, Grassley said […]

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 […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

2020 House Election Forecast – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
One year from the 2020 general election, more than half of the Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are facing less-than-“solid” chances of retaining their seats, but the Democrats appear […]

Wheat, Rice: WTO Win for Farmers but No Guarantees – DTN Mar 1, 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019
U.S. wheat and rice farmers got a big win over China announced Thursday by the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panel. But the victory could be short-lived because the Trump […]

Farm Bill in Shadow of Possible Shutdown #2 – DTN Feb 6, 2019

🕔Feb 6, 2019
USDA is moving forward with implementing the 2018 farm bill even as another government shutdown remains a possibility come Feb. 15, the No. 2 official at USDA said during a […]

Senate Ag. Committee Chair Announces Retirement – DTN Jan 7, 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced Friday he would retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election in 2020.  […]

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