WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 - The topics were as varied as the crops grown in the South, but research and labor stood out as common threads at the three-hour listening session held today by the House Agriculture Committee at the University of Florida.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies.
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 – After his state was shorted in recent enrollment of Conservation Reserve Program contracts, South Dakota Sen. John Thune is suggesting the next farm bill give the program a higher acreage cap and more flexibility.
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 - Farmers’ and ranchers’ private information will not be available to the public under the terms of a settlement reached between two major farm groups and the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2017 - With the Republican agenda in disarray, the House Agricul-ture Committee moves ahead this week with preparations for a new farm bill by diving into commodity concerns and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in our new Agri-Pulse series: “The seven things you should know before you write the next farm bill.” Each segment provides important background and ‘lessons learned’ that can help inform and stimulate debate before formal work starts on writing the next farm bill.
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – USDA has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Lincoln Country, Tennessee, in a commercial breeder flock less than two miles from where the disease was detected earlier this month.
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.