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Yoho Drafts New Ag Labor Bill – Invites Ag Input

Dan Florida, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho this week released a draft of guest worker legislation that he is sharing with the farm sector for further comments and input. Yoho has produced a video about his efforts, and just announced a round table meeting with farmers for further input and discussion about his legislative ideas. The round table is scheduled for Wednesday, August …

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FMCSA Publishes HOS Proposal

Dan Industry News Release, Regulation

WASHINGTON (FMCSA) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility …

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Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill. Section 12101 of the 2018 Farm Bill established a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. The bill included funding to create two …

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Peterson: Farmers Don’t Want to Get Their Revenue from the Government

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Its clear farmers are frustrated with the many forces beyond their control, following a listening session in Minnesota. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue didn’t receive a warm welcome during Minnesota’s Farmfest this week. Hosted by House Ag Committee Chair and Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson, Perdue got an earful from farmers questioning farm bill programs and trade. Peterson says one …

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GAC Members Address Policy Issues on Capitol Hill

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Several members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) recently took part in the GAC Washington Legislative Fly-In, where important issues impacting Georgia agribusinesses were discussed. Visits included agriculture policy advisers at the White House, leadership from USDA, members of the Georgia Congressional delegation as well as the UGA Ag Fellows who are interning with Georgia representatives. Some of the issues discussed while …

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White House to Send USMCA to Congress this Fall

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

(NAFB) — The White House will send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress after September first, setting up a busy fall schedule for lawmakers. While the goal of the move is to set up a vote before the end of the year, lawmakers will also be working on spending bills and nearing election season. Further, House Democrats are still seeking …

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Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into …