Senate Ag Committee Explores Climate Change Issues with Farmers Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a policy hearing on climate change issues (“Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change“).  Recall that the House Agriculture Committee held a similar […]

Senate Ag Committee Advances Ag Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack Feb 3, 2021

🕔Feb 3, 2021
On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack. In her opening remarks, incoming Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) stated that, “Our first job is to consider […]

Senate Ag Committee Hearing: Monetizing Voluntary Conservation Practices Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Legislative Hearing to Review S. 3894, The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020. In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) stated that, “S. 3894 would assist […]

Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments Jun 17, 2019

🕔Jun 17, 2019
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

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.  […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate Ag Committee Jun 14, 2018

🕔Jun 14, 2018
Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor reported on Wednesday that, “A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Promises a “Markup” Bill on June 13 – DTN Jun 8, 2018

🕔Jun 8, 2018
Senate 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 Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One Jan 11, 2018

🕔Jan 11, 2018
Farm Bill: Disaster Assistance Amid Crowded Agenda An update posted on Tuesday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) blog indicated that, “Less than two weeks into the new year, […]

Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN Nov 28, 2017

🕔Nov 28, 2017
Congress returns to Washington this week for what is scheduled to be a three-week session before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with an agenda filled with taxes and budget […]

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