Congress Returns Next Month Facing Challenges

Dan Industry News Release, 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. House and Senate appropriators have both sent USDA spending bills to the full House and Senate, though neither has acted yet and the two bills that both reject big cuts proposed by the president would …


SNAP Battle Top Obstacle for Farm Bill

Dan Industry News Release

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson says the biggest problem facing legislators as they write the new Farm Bill isn’t just funding. Peterson told sugar producers and processors this week that the biggest battle is over what to do with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Peterson spoke to the International Sweetener Symposium in San Diego, pointing out that …


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 …