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Concerns Over Timely Farm Bill Implementation

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The partial government shutdown, including non-essential USDA functions, is raising producer concerns over timely farm bill implementation, ahead of this year’s planting season. As if farmers didn’t have enough problems with years of low-prices, trade and other troubles. Now, the partial government shutdown, in its second week, is unnerving producers, according to American Farm Bureau Executive Director Dale Moore. “It’s …

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Perdue Pleased with New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

With 2018 winding down, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently applauded many of the accomplishments made this past year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One of those was the recent signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 farm bill. Hear his comments during the recent signing ceremony.

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Groups Respond to Farm Bill Signing

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue celebrated President Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and issued the following statement:    “This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to American agriculture.  Farmers take financial risks every year as a matter …

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The 2018 Farm Bill Is Officially Here

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, known as the 2018 farm bill, has now been made official after being signed by President Donald Trump today.  It was a long and strenuous process drafting a version that both congressional houses could agree to.  The farm bill will ultimately cost $867 billion over the next 10 years through a series of programs intended …

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Signing of Farm Bill Is Huge for Animal Agriculture

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Legislative, Livestock

President Trump has signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The signing of the 2018 farm bill Thursday afternoon is a huge win for not only crop farming, but animal agriculture as well. National Pork Producers spokesman Dave Warner notes that for livestock producers, the farm bill includes authority to fund a new animal vaccine bank. Warner says live vaccine can’t legally be stored …