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Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

Posted October 29, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...

Senators Express Concern over USDA Loan Cuts

Posted October 22, 2013   Fourteen senators have expressed concern over a cut to USDA’s Marketing Assistance Loan Program, according to...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

Farm Bill: Twenty Senators Do Not Support Extension with Direct Payments

Posted October 3, 2013   Twenty senators including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wrote a letter to...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

Business Groups: Farm Bill May Violate Trade Rules

Posted September 23, 2013   U.S. business groups recently said both the House and Senate versions of the farm bill may...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

Vilsack Says Farm Bill Limbo Risks WTO Sanctions

Posted:  August 8, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that without a new farm bill, the United States will stop...

USDA Announces Feedstock Flexibility Program Final Rule

Posted:  July 26, 2013 The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) final rule, which will be published...

Upcoming: American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting

Posted:  July 24, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...

Upcoming: 34th Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

Posted:  July 1, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...

Senate Majority Leader Reid: Temporary Extension of Farm Bill Not Going To Happen

Posted:  June 24, 2013 In the wake of last week’s stunning rejection of the farm bill in the U.S. House of...

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Producers’ Lawsuit Claiming that USDA Improperly Calculated Farmers’ SURE Payments

Posted:  June 6, 2013 In Bartlett v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 12-3087,2013 WL 2420501 (8thCir. June 5, 2013), the...

Senate Ag Committee to Mark-Up 2013 Farm Bill on May 14

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement Regarding Sequestration and Elimination of Direct Payment Subsidies

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, issued the following statement today regarding...

Chairman Lucas Affirms Direct Payments Will Remain in Place Under 2008 Farm Bill Extension

USA Rice Daily reports that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma, has affirmed in a written statement that...

Nov 6: Center Hosting Meeting for Producers in Stuttgart, Arkansas

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 6. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m....

Center Hosting Ag Law Workshop for Producers in Northeast Louisiana

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer workshop in Delhi, Louisiana on October 23.  The...