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In: Farm Policy and Legislative Analysis


New bill addresses farmworker deportation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that almost half of America’s 1.1 million farmworkers are undocumented. A group of senators...


Tax code may exclude income earned on 4-H projects

Last week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)...


Nebraska legislators consider ‘right to farm’ bill

The Lincoln Star Journal reports Nebraska state legislators are considering a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to “engage in farming and ranching...


Proposed bill would bar appeal of ministerial decisions in South Dakota

A South Dakota bill that changes the way county zoning is done for Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) has cleared a...