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

🕔Mar 1, 2019U.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, 2019USDA 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, 2019Kansas 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.  […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN

🕔Dec 13, 2018The 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 […]

Clock Ticking on Farm Bill Talks – DTN

🕔Nov 15, 2018Time is running short for farm bill negotiators to wrap up their work and complete the legislation for floor debates and a final vote this year, the chairman of the […]

Ag Trade: Trump’s Aid Plan Called ‘Gold Crutches’ – DTN

🕔Jul 26, 2018Reactions vary wildly to the Trump administration’s plans to provide $12 billion in aid to American farmers through direct assistance, food purchases and trade promotion. While farm groups largely thanked […]

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 Policy: Does Ag. Sec. Perdue Need a Megaphone? – DTN

🕔Apr 27, 2018Republican and Democratic senators praised Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday for his advocacy on agriculture within the Trump administration, but urged him to be a stronger voice. In an […]

Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

🕔Dec 15, 2017The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally or otherwise, experts told the Senate Agriculture […]

Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

🕔Nov 21, 2017Last week, Don Wick, a farm broadcaster from the Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, N.D.), sat down with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss current Farm Bill issues.   Notably, he spoke with […]

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