Trouble Ahead for the Next Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

A Successful Farming article says there may be trouble ahead for the upcoming Farm Bill in Washington, D.C. A former USDA official says the 2023 legislation could be in trouble if the political turbulence surrounding the last two farm bills keeps going into next year. “The deep polarization heightens the uncertainty of how this farm bill will unfold in Congress,” …

Senator Boozman: Working Really Hard to Help Farmers

Clint Thompson Farm Bill

By Clint Thompson It is never too early start thinking about the next Farm Bill. It was on the mind of peanut producers during this past weekend’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. It was also discussed by U.S. Senator John Boozman R-Ark., who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. “We’re working really hard to …


Updated Guide to USDA Programs Opens the Door to Available Funding

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Legislative, USDA-NRCS

Due to the wide range of resources available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it can be difficult for farmers and ranchers to navigate and stay up to date with program changes after each farm bill. But, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants you to know with the newly updated “Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities”, it’s easy to find …

Senator Roberts Discusses Bipartisanship in Passing a Farm Bill

Clint Thompson Farm Bill

We all know in today’s world it’s getting harder to see bipartisan work done on any bill, especially the Farm Bill in Washington D.C. But Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says the omnibus appropriations and COVID-19 bills they recently passed reflect his priorities. Speaking of the two pieces of legislation, the Kansas Republican says, “I’m proud to cast one …


Conservation Efforts Continue on Florida’s Farms, Ranches Amid Pandemic

Dan Conservation, Coronavirus, Farm Bill, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Soil, Water

(USDA/NRCS/FL) — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida continued its conservation work across the state despite a year marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices to help conserve natural resources and boost their bottom lines. Additionally, NRCS launched new online tools that increased the efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of crucial …


APHIS Announces Farm Bill Funding to Protect Animal Health

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Livestock, USDA

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding $14.4 million to 76 projects with states, universities, and other partners to strengthen our programs to protect animal health. This critical funding supports projects focused on increasing practical livestock biosecurity measures or advancing rapid depopulation and disposal abilities to be used during high- …


NRCS Chief on Implementation of Farm Bill Programs

Clint Thompson Farm Bill

Last month, head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service(NRCS) updated a House Ag subcommittee on progress in implementing programs connected to the 2018 Farm Bill. And NRCS Chief Matt Lohr told Southeast AgNet that it’s been an exciting year. And NRCS recently announced that sign up is underway for their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). …

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USDA Deputy Secretary Provides Farm Bill Update

Dan Farm Bill

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing last Thursday. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky discussed implementation of the 2018 farm bill. Read Censky’s full testimony.

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NRCS Implementing EQIP through 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, USDA-NRCS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working to implement programs that offers strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. One of the most …