congress

Congress to Work on Budget

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

Congress returns next month and immediately faces huge spending and debt ceiling challenges, before other politically important measures like tax reform and the farm bill. Trouble is, the fiscal year ends September 30th, leaving little time to pass the spending bills, which reject big cuts proposed by the president in both the House and Senate. Thus, Congress is expected to …

perdue

Perdue Anxious to Get Full Staff on Board

Dan Legislative

During AgNet Media’s annual Citrus Expo held last week in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stopped by to visit with citrus growers and also hold a farm bill listening session with U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney of Florida. During a quick press briefing, Perdue talked about when he expects to have a full USDA staff confirmed by the …

congress

Congress Returns Next Month Facing Challenges

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

Congress returns next month and immediately faces huge spending and debt ceiling challenges, before other politically important measures like tax reform and the farm bill. House and Senate appropriators have both sent USDA spending bills to the full House and Senate, though neither has acted yet, and the two bills that both reject big cuts proposed by the president would …

tax reform

Tax and Regulatory Reform Top AFBF Fall Agenda

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Tax and regulatory reform and a new farm bill will top the American Farm Bureau’s fall agenda, according to Farm Bureau’s executive director. Dale Moore says tax reform looks the most promising right now as lawmakers face a very busy fall schedule. But there’s much more Farm Bureau’s pursuing. Moore hopes the Farm Bill will be wrapped up by early …

california

California Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The fourth Farm Bill listening session took place this past Saturday, this time in Modesto, California. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, along with several members of the committee, were on hand to hear from farmers and ranchers in that part of the country. One topic discussed was the Market Access Program (MAP), and afterward, Conaway was asked how that …