2024 Farm Bill Expectations

Sabrina Halvorson Farm Bill

What’s ahead for the farm bill? One expert says it could be passed early this year. Brian Kuehl is the Director of Government and Public Affairs with Pinion, an ag business consulting and accounting firm. He, like many others, had wanted to see a farm bill passed in 2023. “Congress did not get that done, in part because they were …

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Lawmakers Discuss Farm Bill Extension

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Funding, Legislative

As the House is getting back to work after selecting a new speaker, there are growing calls for an extension for the farm bill. Ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, David Scott (D-GA), called on fellow representatives to extend the 2018 Farm Bill by one year. “We stand united against any efforts to take food away from children’s families …

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Farm Bill Extension Expected

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Legislative

As the House continues its search for a new speaker, some members of the Senate are watching and waiting for the legislative work to continue, especially when it comes to the Farm Bill. Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said he believes it continues to get more unlikely that a farm bill will be completed this year.   “The dysfunction …


Webinar: Expansion of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation Activities and other FY24 Conservation Opportunities

Dan Climate Change, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Farm Bill, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public webinar Wednesday, October 25 at 2 pm eastern that will cover the newly expanded list of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation activities available for Inflation Reduction Act funding. This is all through conservation programs offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The webinar will also cover available Inflation Reduction Act and …

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Cattlemen Keep Up Pressure for Farm Bill

Dan Beef, Cattle, Farm Bill, General, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Cattlemen across the country are keeping up the pressure on lawmakers to get a Farm Bill done this year, despite what seem like impossible odds. A past president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Kevin Kester from southern Monterey County, California, was on Capitol Hill recently and explains why. During a recent NCBA Beltway Beef podcast, he talked about some of …


Search for Speaker Another Delay for Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Funding, Legislative

Another delay for the farm bill, as the House must now spend time electing another Speaker after the ousting of Representative Kevin McCarthy of California. During an address on student loan forgiveness, President Biden broached the subject of the former speaker and urged lawmakers to move forward quickly. “The House will now reorganize and select a new speaker. I know …