Rural Infrastructure, Broadband Needs Highlighted – DTN Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is taking a lead in making the case for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package in rural America. Buttigieg spoke Tuesday to DTN/Progressive Farmer about the American […]

Vilsack Addresses House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
In a three-hour, wide-ranging hearing, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday that USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box Program established […]

House Passes Ag Labor Bill – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Agriculture took another swing at legalizing farmworkers and overhauling the H-2A guestworker program with the House again passing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in bipartisan fashion to see if the […]

House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Wall Street Journal writer Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House passed two bills providing pathways to citizenship for certain categories of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, in a […]

Farmers in Partnerships Limited from PPP Despite Congressional Wishes – DTN Mar 18, 2021

🕔Mar 18, 2021
Despite calls from Congress to help make more farmers and ranchers eligible for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, the SBA has declared farmers in partnerships do […]

Dicamba: Politics Tainted Decision Making, Says EPA – DTN Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
In an internal EPA memo obtained by DTN, a new EPA official says the 2018 dicamba registration ignored science and was one of several cases of political interference at the […]

Senate Confirms Michael Regan to EPA – DTN Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
Michael Regan is the new administrator of the EPA after the full U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination in a 66-34 vote on Wednesday. Regan, the former secretary of the North […]

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 — […]

House Ag Committee Passes Portion of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported on Wednesday that, “The $1.9 trillion relief plan moving through the House of Representatives has roughly $16.1 billion in specific provisions for USDA — mainly for nutrition […]

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 […]

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