Farm Bill Passes Senate Ag Committee

🕔Jun 14, 2018Associated 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, 2018Release 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, 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 Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

🕔Jan 11, 2018Farm 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, 2017Congress 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 […]

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 […]

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

🕔Nov 2, 2017Sam 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 […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

🕔Sep 29, 2017On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored […]

USA Rice Outlines Farm Bill Priorities at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

🕔Jul 25, 2017This morning the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing entitled “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

🕔Jun 16, 2017The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted […]

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