Senate Passes Rural Infrastructure Bill – DTN Aug 12, 2021

🕔Aug 12, 2021
With Tuesday’s passage of a $1.2-trillion infrastructure package, various agricultural groups had their specific provision or issue they were excited to see finally addressed. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed […]

EPA to Rewrite Trump Clean Water Rule – DTN Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
With the Biden administration announcing on Wednesday that it was working on a proposed change to the navigable waters definition in the Clean Water Act, the head of the nation’s […]

Policy: Groups Support Ag Carbon Credit Bill – DTN Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
The U.S. Senate is ready to move ahead with an agricultural climate bill that has bipartisan support and backing from major agricultural lobbies. The Growing Climate Solutions Act was reintroduced […]

Livestock: Bill Tackles Cattle Price Transparency – DTN Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
Two United States senators are taking a shot at improving transparency in the cattle market, reintroducing a piece of legislation on Tuesday that was originally offered last year. The Cattle […]

Vilsack Overwhelmingly Approved by Senate – DTN Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
Tom Vilsack received a strong vote of confidence in the U.S. Senate from Republicans as President Joe Biden’s pick for agriculture secretary was confirmed with a 92-7 vote on Tuesday. […]

South African H-2A Guest Workers Given Exemption from Travel Ban – DTN Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Following pressure from farm groups and farmers themselves, the State Department late Thursday issued a statement declaring that H-2A workers from South Africa may qualify for “national interest exemptions” that […]

Farm Bureau Urges NASS to Improve Transparency, Data Collection – DTN Jan 25, 2021

🕔Jan 25, 2021
The American Farmer Bureau Federation issued a report Thursday challenging USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to “rebuild farmers’ trust” in the agency’s constant supply of crop and livestock data by […]

Farm Organizations Respond to Biden’s Inauguration – DTN Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
In his inauguration speech Wednesday, President Joe Biden placed a heavy emphasis on unity. But in his early work after the celebratory transfer of power, he began by reversing several […]

Biden Names USDA Deputy Nominee – DTN Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Jewel Bronaugh as deputy secretary of USDA. Bronaugh, who holds a doctorate in career and technical […]

Big Issues Facing Farming in 2021 – DTN Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Farm labor, broadband and infrastructure, climate change and sustainability, and ensuring diversity in agriculture were among the biggest issues the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the CEO […]

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