2020 House Election Forecast – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019One 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, 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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

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