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Chairwoman Stabenow to Convene Hearing on Weather Disasters, Effects on Agriculture, Economy

  • February 12, 2013

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on...

Senator Harry Reid Re-Introduces Senate Farm Bill

  • January 22, 2013

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...

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...

NCGA Believes Agriculture Needs New Farm Bill

  • August 1, 2012

Ag Professional reports that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) feels “extending the current farm bill will not adequately cover farmers’ needs.”...

Farm Bureau Supports USDA Action

  • July 25, 2012

Hoosier Ag Today reports that the “American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the emergency actions U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday...

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...

Rep. Tipton discussed how the Senate’s failure to pass H.R. 872 is unleashing regulatory blitz

  • November 21, 2011

Last week, during The Ag Minute, Rep. Scott Tipton discussed how the Senate’s failure to pass H.R. 872 is unleashing a...

American Soybean Association sends letters to key members of the Senate

  • November 6, 2011

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has sent letters to key members of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) and...

Sen. Moran Makes Statement on DOL’s 30-Day Extension of Comment Period

  • November 3, 2011

Yesterday, in a press release U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) responded to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 30-day extension of...

Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act to be introduced in Congress

  • October 30, 2011

Last week, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree announced that they will introduce the Local Farms, Food, and...

Bill Would Make Selling Fraudulent Maple Syrup A Felony Offense

  • October 30, 2011

This month, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation to make the fraudulent sale of maple syrup...

Cost of Senate Inaction on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

  • October 28, 2011

The Washington Examiner published an editorial by Agricultural Committee Chairman Frank D. Lucas yesterday, calling on the Senate to take action...

Vilsack sees farm bill urging conservation

  • October 28, 2011

This week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stated that he is not proposing the linking of conservation compliance with subsidized...