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New bill targets commodity checkoff programs

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

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

Posted November 11, 2015 A federal appeals court said that President Obama could not overhaul immigration rules by providing up...

Sixteen states sue the EPA

Posted June 30, 2014 Sixteen states have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contesting a rule that...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a farm bill “in the coming...

Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks...

USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers, 2014 Farm Bill

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

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

Posted February 4, 2015 President Obama is seeking an increase fiscal 2016 to fund the proposed single food agency, according...

WOTUS Interpretive Rule Withdrawn

Posted February 3, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers issued a memorandum of understanding to...

Washington Lawmakers Introduce “Ag-Gag” Bill

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

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

Posted December 15, 2014 Stacey Forshee, a member of Farm Bureau, asked Congress to help consumers understand the differences between...

Farm Groups Urge Section 179 Restoration

Posted November 20, 2014 The National Milk Producers Federation along with 41 other agricultural organizations in are urging Congress to...

Bridge to Clean Energy Future Act Introduced

–> Posted September 25, 2014 Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa have introduced a bill titled the Bridge to...

WSDA Seeking to Enforce New Food Safety Law

Posted September 19, 2014 The Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is trying to enforce a new federal food safety law,...

GAO Released Crop Insurance Study

Posted September 9, 2014 The cost of the federal crop insurance program and farm sector income and wealth has grown...

Estate Taxes Ready for Repeal

Posted June 20, 2014 Legislation to repeal estate taxes is ready for floor action with 218 co-sponsors, more than half...

Wheat Growers Request Support for Pesticide Permitting Bill

Posted June 16, 2014 The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is requesting support from Members of Congress for H.R....

Ag Groups Endorse Water Resources Bill

Posted May 20, 2014   Agriculture groups quickly endorsed the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which is now...