WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 – Scott Graves, the former Republican staff director of the House Agriculture Committee who recently joined the law and lobbying firm, Williams & Jensen, is taking over representation of the American Association of Crop Insurers.
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 20, 2017 – To encourage conservation, the upcoming farm bill should leave farmers in charge of how to best care for the land and water while helping growers see how conservation helps them economically, panelists said at a Farm Bill Summit hosted by Agri-Pulse.
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. 22, 2017 - After devastating fires roared through the heart of U.S. ranching country earlier this month, producers, volunteers and government officials are trying to figure out the best path forward.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - President Donald Trump explained in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal that “my style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - There is a whale of a lot more needed than a robust farm bill to build the kind of substructure needed to sustain America’s rural and agricultural economy, according to the speakers on a rural infrastructure panel at the Farm Bill Summit sponsored by Agri-Pulse this week in Washington.
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2017 -- President Trumps’ pick for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will each get long-awaited confirmation hearings in the Senate this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2017 – A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit by Des Moines Water Works against three drainage districts in Northwest Iowa, prompting a huge sigh of relief from the agriculture sector.