Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN Dec 15, 2017

🕔Dec 15, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Nov 21, 2017
Last 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 […]

USDA: Clovis Withdraws Over Russia Investigation and Lack of Science Education – DTN Nov 3, 2017

🕔Nov 3, 2017
The White House confirmed Thursday that former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination for USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics in a letter to the president. The […]

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN Nov 2, 2017

🕔Nov 2, 2017
Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged […]

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN Aug 2, 2017

🕔Aug 2, 2017
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it […]

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017
A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, […]

Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN Jul 27, 2017

🕔Jul 27, 2017
In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, […]

Ag Policy: Roberts Continues to Lead Senate Ag Committee, 2017 Jan 7, 2017

🕔Jan 7, 2017
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has been tapped to lead the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry during the 115th Congress, continuing his efforts to put the concerns of […]

U.S. Files Trade Action Against China Over Rice, Wheat, Corn Tariffs Dec 15, 2016

🕔Dec 15, 2016
Today, (Dec. 15, 2016) the Obama Administration launched a new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s administration of tariff-rate […]

Keith Good: Frigid Weather Poses Test for Transportation Network Jan 9, 2015

🕔Jan 9, 2015
Policy Issues Reuters writer Karl Plume reported earlier this week that, “Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the […]

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