WASHINGTON, May 21, 2017 – President Trump releases his full fiscal 2018 budget this week and it’s expected to propose big cuts in crop insurance, conservation assistance and a number of agricultural and rural development programs.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue vigorously defended his reorganization plan for USDA, saying it would enable the department to move “quickly and nimbly” to address rural development needs, but he and aides later backed off some key descriptions.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – Congressional budget analysts estimate that a key change sought by dairy producers to the Margin Protection Program could cost more than $2 billion, a price tag that leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said is unrealistic.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - The crop protection industry is applauding the House of Representatives’ passage Tuesday of a bill assessing fees on pesticide registration requests to help fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 9, 2017 - The House Agriculture Committee continues a series of hearings on the next farm bill today, and there will be a spotlight on dozens of programs that won’t have funding unless Congress comes up with more money.
DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2017 - Cotton growers are expected to increase plantings by more than 9 percent, a survey shows, and the House Agriculture Committee chairman assures the industry the next farm bill will add price supports for the crop.