House Republicans who have been struggling unsuccessfully for years to tighten work rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program scored a win in the debt limit negotiations that would expand the requirements to people in their early 50s, but President Joe Biden also won key new exemptions for veterans and people who are homeless.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden reached an agreement in principle on raising the debt ceiling that would expand work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service expressed confidence that the agency could hire the staff it needs to handle a sharp increase in climate-related funding, despite many applicants for soil conservationist positions lacking a key job requirement – a class in soil science.
The European Union has been on a mission for the past decade to ban the foreign use of food names like bologna, gruyere and feta cheese, depriving U.S. producers of markets around the world, but a bipartisan roster of lawmakers has stepped forward to try to curb the EU campaign.
Dan Glickman, the Secretary of Agriculture during the major crop insurance overhaul in 2000, said crop insurance should be the preferred method of risk management rather than a permanent disaster program.
Former Rep. Charles W. Stenholm, a conservative Texas Democrat who was a leading architect of agricultural policy in the late 20th century, died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Granbury, Texas. He was 84.