In a development with major implications for the next farm bill, House Republicans inserted provisions in a $81 billion disaster aid package to make cotton growers eligible for the Price Loss Coverage Program and expand an insurance program for dairy producers.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 - Senate appropriators have agreed to provide significant new assistance to cotton and dairy producers, potentially resolving a major challenge facing lawmakers as they consider writing a new farm bill.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – A spike in cotton prices has gotten the attention of growers and policymakers, but analysts say it’s likely temporary and may have little impact on producers’ pocketbooks or the cost of their farm bill proposal.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 24, 2017 - Sonny Perdue did everything he had to do at his Senate confirmation hearing. President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary pledged repeatedly to be a “tenacious” advocate for agriculture.