New bill targets commodity checkoff programs
- April 4, 2017
- Mark Camarigg
A new bill focused on commodity checkoff programs was introduced last week by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). The...
Spending on farm subsidies to spike over the next three years
- February 2, 2016
- Cade Collister
Posted February 2, 2016 According to new government spending projections released by the Congressional Budget Office, spending on farm subsidies will...
Appeals court rules against Obama’s immigration plan
- November 11, 2015
Posted November 11, 2015 A federal appeals court said that President Obama could not overhaul immigration rules by providing up...
Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill
- May 19, 2015
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a farm bill “in the coming...
USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers, 2014 Farm Bill
- March 25, 2015
Posted March 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to...
Leasing, Conditional Sales Agreements, and the Future of Section 179
- February 10, 2015
Posted February 10, 2015 The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Law & Taxation blog published an article on Leasing, Conditional Sales...
White House Budget Increase for Single Food Agency
- February 4, 2015
Posted February 4, 2015 President Obama is seeking an increase fiscal 2016 to fund the proposed single food agency, according...
Washington Lawmakers Introduce “Ag-Gag” Bill
- January 16, 2015
Posted January 16, 2015 A Washington legislator is fighting for an “ag-gag” law, House Bill 1104, according to a Farms article...
Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Package, Many Agricultural Riders
- December 15, 2014
Posted December 15, 2014 The U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package to fund the federal government for the...
Congress Asked to Pass Food Labeling Safety Act
- December 15, 2014
Posted December 15, 2014 Stacey Forshee, a member of Farm Bureau, asked Congress to help consumers understand the differences between...
Bridge to Clean Energy Future Act Introduced
- September 25, 2014
–> Posted September 25, 2014 Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa have introduced a bill titled the Bridge to...
GAO Released Crop Insurance Study
- September 9, 2014
Posted September 9, 2014 The cost of the federal crop insurance program and farm sector income and wealth has grown...
Wheat Growers Request Support for Pesticide Permitting Bill
- June 16, 2014
Posted June 16, 2014 The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is requesting support from Members of Congress for H.R....