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USDA To Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Sessions

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take …

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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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Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried on Legalized Hemp

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Following the news of the farm bill signing into law and the legalization of hemp nationwide, Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried offers the following: “Lifting the needless ban on hemp presents an incredible opportunity for our farmers and Florida as a whole. This is an alternative crop which will give Florida’s agriculture community the tools they need to be competitive and successful—it has the …

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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 …