Farm Bill: Where are We Now?

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan Missing their September 30 deadline for passage of a Farm Bill, Congress still has work to do. A stop-gap funding bill extended government funding for another 45 days, yet turmoil in the House of Representatives leaves concern among agricultural groups. 81.1% of $1.5 Trillion in funding for the Farm Bill goes towards funding SNAP programs leaving a …

AgNet Weekly: Sens. Boozman, Cramer, and Hoeven on Farm Bill Issues

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

This week host Sabrina Halvorson had the opportunity to meet in person with Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, John Boozman of Arkansas, along with Ranking Member of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota. It was at a Farm Bill roundtable held in Fargo, and hosted by Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. She got …

AgNet Weekly: Rebeckah Adcock, VP of US Government Relations, IFPA

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

The Senate Ag Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research held a hearing June 7 on how the farm bill works for Specialty Crop producers. The Vice President of U.S. Government Relations at the International Fresh Produce Association, Rebeckah Adcock, was in attendance. She joined Sabrina Halvorson afterward to discuss the association’s message to lawmakers about the …

AgNet Weekly: Congressman Austin Scott

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Legislative

Host Sabrina Halvorson was in Washington D.C. this week, where she spoke with several of the nation’s agricultural leaders and elected officials. She met with Congressman Austin Scott, a Republican from Georgia who is the vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee, serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Armed Services Committee, and a number of …

ADAI Hosting Farm Bill Listening Session on April 4 

Randall Weiseman Farm Bill

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is encouraging Alabama farmers to take part in a Farm Bill Listening Session on Tuesday, April 4.  It’s an opportunity to share your thoughts on the 2023 Farm Bill. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate and U.S. House Committee on Agriculture member Rep. Barry Moore. ADAI encourages attendees to bring a hard …


USDA Announces Updated Conservation Practice Standards

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has completed and published updates to its set of National Conservation Practice Standards, which include 58 standards that have been updated or revised since August. The 2018 Farm Bill required USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to review all 169 of its national conservation practices to seek opportunities …


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 …

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Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill. Section 12101 of the 2018 Farm Bill established a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. The bill included funding to create two …


Peterson: Farmers Don’t Want to Get Their Revenue from the Government

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Its clear farmers are frustrated with the many forces beyond their control, following a listening session in Minnesota. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue didn’t receive a warm welcome during Minnesota’s Farmfest this week. Hosted by House Ag Committee Chair and Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson, Perdue got an earful from farmers questioning farm bill programs and trade. Peterson says one …