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USDA Farm Bill Implementation Progress Update

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Washington, D.C., – (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced an update on the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20, 2018, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementing key programs. In addition, USDA held several listening sessions with stakeholders and the public specific to …

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Agri View: Feeding the Hungry

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Everett Griner talks about the difficulty of feeding the hungry in America in today’s Agri View. Feeding the Hungry It has nothing to do with growing it or producing it. It is getting harder to feed people right here at home. Every town, every city, every community, all have programs to try to get food to those that do not …

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Farm Bill Discussion May Not Happen Until September

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

After the house and senate passed their versions of the farm bill before the Fourth of July holiday, optimists thought the momentum would carry through to deliberation. However, those talks have not begun and the House is on break for the month of August. American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley said that’s just two weeks away. Revisions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program …


Trump Administration Planning USDA Reorganization

Dan Industry News Release

The Trump Administration is planning to put together a government reorganizing report that would include shifting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program away from the USDA and into the Department of Health and Human Services. Several of the proposals in the upcoming report are said to be highly controversial. The SNAP proposal would shrink USDA because the SNAP program is the …

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U.S. House Fails to Pass 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

In a vote of 198-yes, 213-no, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or as we know it the 2018 Farm Bill. 30 Republicans joined 183 Democrats in defeating bill. While Republican leaders were confident ahead of the vote, many members of leadership were seen on the floor holding last-minute …

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USDA Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs

Dan Industry News Release

As part of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s strategic goal of ensuring that our programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an enhanced focus on program integrity, that will include renewed attention on transparency, payment accuracy, fraud and waste prevention, and improved quality control. “Where protection of taxpayer dollars …


No Drastic SNAP Changes Expected in Senate Farm Bill

Dan Industry News Release

Politico says the Senate is not expected to make any drastic changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as it works to reauthorize the farm bill. Those comments came from Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts during a speech before anti-hunger advocates on Tuesday morning. While speaking to the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, Roberts said again that he’ll oppose efforts …