Farm Bill Key Component of Next Year’s Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting

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By Clint Thompson An integral part of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) annual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia, will include discussions highlighting the 2023 Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. A new Farm Bill is passed every five …


FY23 Signup Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Easement and Financial Assistance Programs

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Alabama, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Farm Bill, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced signup is underway for Fiscal Year 2023 Farm Bill Easement and Financial Assistance Programs. Those programs include: ACEP-WRE, the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements CSP, the Conservation Stewardship Program EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, which also includes the Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC) ACEP-WRE easements provide habitat for fish and wildlife, …


Peterson, Outlaw on Next Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Legislative

Speaking at an agricultural forum in Minnesota, Dr. Joe Outlaw of the Agricultural Food & Policy Center at Texas A&M University, and former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, talked about the various factors that could affect the passage of a new farm bill by September of 2023, including the price tag. “My question to all the groups that I …

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Cattlemen Looking Ahead to Next Farm Bill

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

Various agricultural groups are already focusing on the next Farm Bill, and that includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). As a matter of fact, it was one of the main topics during last month’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting. NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, runs through some of the discussions that were held on that topic.

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Sugar Growers Discuss Farm Bill Priorities

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative, Sugar

Administration officials, economists, and sugar industry experts just wrapped up the 37th International Sweetener Symposium. This year’s event focused on how Farm Bill policies support American food security. Ryan Weston, the incoming Chairman of the American Sugar Alliance, emphasized the role sugar plays in our food supply. “The turmoil we’ve seen on the global stage has made it more important …

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing on Hemp

Dan Farm Bill, Hemp, Legislative, Specialty Crops

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a hearing Thursday to get a closer look at USDA’s Hemp Production Program in preparation for the 2023 Farm Bill. Subcommittee chair Stacey Plaskett explained some of the history of hemp regulations in her opening statement. “Until recently, the hemp industry was outlawed due to restrictions put in place by …


House Agriculture Hearing on Credit for Farmers

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Legislative

The House Agriculture Committee recently held a hearing titled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers.” During his opening statement, chairman David Scott of Georgia said those producers face difficulties in obtaining credit that our more seasoned and established producers may not encounter. “Historically, these groups of producers tend to …

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Florida Agriculture Community to Complete Federal Farm Bill Feedback Survey

Dan Farm Bill, Florida, Legislative

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/July 15, 2022) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is encouraging Florida’s producers, stakeholders in food and nutrition fields, and consumers to complete the U.S. House Agriculture Committee 2023 Farm Bill online feedback survey. Providing feedback is essential to inform federal representatives of the needs and interests of Florida’s agricultural community as Congress looks to enact major policies that will drive the food and nutrition systems for years to …


House Ag Leaders Seeking Farm Bill Feedback

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

An integral part of the oversight and review process for future Farm Bills is getting direct input from producers, stakeholders, and consumers on how various programs are working for them. So, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson are offering the opportunity for the public to submit feedback and ideas online for the 2023 Farm …