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 […]

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 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 […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
On 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 […]

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