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 […]

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

🕔May 29, 2017As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee […]

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

🕔May 26, 2017Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, […]

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

🕔May 9, 2017The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, […]

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