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Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

  • April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Senator Cochran Asks USDA to Designate a Critical Conservation Area

  • April 4, 2014

Posted April 4, 2014   U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) recently suggested that USDA consider designating the Lower Mississippi River Valley...

Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as “Threatened” Under the Endangered Species Act

  • April 2, 2014

Posted April 2, 2014   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken...

SD Senator Says Farm Bill Implementation Expected Soon

  • March 21, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014   Senator John Thune (R-SD) expects the 2014 Farm Bill to be implemented quickly, according to an...

Tax Court Says Non-Farmer’s CRP Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax

  • March 11, 2014

Posted March 11, 2014   In a case which could have broad implications for passive investors in farmland, the U.S. Tax...

EPA’s Watershed Academy Webcast Seminar: March 25

  • March 10, 2014

Posted March 10, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Watershed Academy is sponsoring a free webcast seminar on Tuesday,...

USDA Announces $3 Million for Program to Improve Honey Bee Health

  • March 10, 2014

Posted March 10, 2014   USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide about $3 million in technical and financial assistance...

NALC Resource: Conservation Programs Reading Room

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

USDA Report Finds Success in Chesapeake Bay Conservation Practices

  • December 11, 2013

Posted December 11, 2013   USDA recently released a report finding that farm bill conservation practices are reducing runoff of nutrients...

Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

  • October 29, 2013

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

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...

Mississippi Soybean Board Announces Aquifer Initiative

  • September 23, 2013

Posted September 23, 2013   The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) has announced an initiative to reduce the amount of...

Report: Conservation Practices Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Runoff

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   A new report released by USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) shows significant reductions in the...

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...

USDA Announces Emergency Assistance to Ranchers

  • August 7, 2013

Posted: August 7, 2013 In response to continued severe drought conditions in certain areas of the country, USDA’s Farm Service...

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...

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...

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...