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 …

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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 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 …

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House Ag Committee Hears about Farming the Crop Insurance Program

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

House Agriculture Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along with committee members, held a Farm Bill listening session in Minnesota this week. Peterson says he learned about what is known as “farming the crop insurance program”. House Ag Committee Holds Farm Bill Hearing at FarmFest House Ag Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along …

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Conaway: Farm Bill Work to Begin in Eight Weeks

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway says work on the 2018 Farm Bill will start within the next eight weeks. Speaking during a farm bill listening session in his home state of Texas, Conaway told attendees that he wants to get the next farm bill on the House floor this year, according to the Hagstrom Report. After three hours of …