WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 – A group of 21 farm and lending organizations, including the National Farmers Union and the American Bankers Association, is urging the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations committees to make sure the country’s farmers and ranchers have adequate access to credit as they face another year of difficult economic conditions.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 - States looking for more control over their own wetlands have long had the option of assuming authority of the Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting program from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - Sonny Perdue still has a ways to go before he’s officially the 31st secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – presuming he’s confirmed – but the weight of the work waiting for the former Georgia governor continues to grow in a souring agriculture economy.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - President Trump is releasing budget proposals this morning that will call for deep spending cuts across the federal government, including at USDA, EPA and other agencies. Trump’s targets at USDA will include the nation's flagship international food aid program, Food for Peace.
SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2017 – Farmers and ranchers participating in the National Farmers Union 115th Anniversary Convention here endorsed several farm bill provisions designed to shore up farm income while “vehemently” opposing any spending cuts.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - There’s a major new farm bill proposal on the table. The National Milk Producers Federation is recommending a series of changes to the Margin Protection Program to ensure dairy producers have a better shot at getting payments under the plan.