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Senators Express Concern over USDA Loan Cuts

  • October 22, 2013

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

  • October 14, 2013

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

  • October 3, 2013

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

  • October 1, 2013

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

  • September 23, 2013

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

  • August 22, 2013

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

  • August 8, 2013

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

  • July 26, 2013

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

  • July 24, 2013

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

  • June 24, 2013

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

  • February 14, 2013

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

  • January 17, 2013

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

  • October 12, 2012

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

  • October 5, 2012

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

Chairwoman Stabenow to Host Farm Bill Reform Teleconference

On Monday, June 4 at 2:15 EST, Senator Debbie Stabenow will host a press teleconference to discuss the Agriculture Reform, Food...

Farm Groups Seek Farm Bill in House That Differs from Senate Version

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to undertake consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill, it is clear that many producer...

Senators Call for Senate Floor Farm Bill Debate

On May 15, fourty-four U.S. Senators signed and delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Republican...