The House Agriculture Committee has scheduled two subcommittee hearings on the next farm bill next week. The Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry will hold a public hearing next Tuesday morning regarding conservation policy in the next farm bill.
Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.
Kansas Republican U.S. Senator Jerry Moran(more-ran) says wheat and sorghum need attention in the next farm bill, along with other key commodities including cotton and dairy.
The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the economic challenges facing rural America. Members heard from several witnesses who highlighted these factors, including low farm commodity prices, declining net farm income, tightening credit conditions, a strong dollar, and unfair trade practices by foreign competitors.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has listed food safety as a 2018 farm bill priority. Specifically, NASDA prioritized the need farmers and ranchers may have for low-cost loans to upgrade infrastructure to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The push for a new farm bill has gotten off the ground quickly with announcements and commitments by leaders of the House Agriculture Committee in their first meeting of the 115th Congress.
U.S. Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, announced the first field hearing on reauthorizing the Farm Bill will be in Manhattan, Kansas.
The next farm bill has been a major topic for many agriculture as conversations have been underway by commodity groups concerning issues that affect them. And while the next farm bill is not really expected until sometime in 2018, there are reports indicating some are considering writing a new farm bill to replace the current one and passing it a …
There are reports that some in Washington are considering writing a new farm bill to replace the current one and passing it a year before the Agricultural Act of 2014 is scheduled to expire. Tyron Spearman has the story.
Discussions are already taking place about the next farm bill. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the dairy and cotton programs in the 2014 bill are not working and need fixes, as does the bill’s revenue coverage program, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC). Download Audio