The House and Senate Agriculture Committees are ready to focus on debating a new farm bill after lawmakers used the newly enacted omnibus funding package to clear their to-do lists. But it took several years to pass a farm bill the last time a divided Congress tried to do the job.
Russia’s repeated claims that the Black Sea Grain Initiative only helps wealthy nations have kept Ukraine on the defensive for months. Now, Ukraine is trying to flip the script on Moscow, with support from the U.S., United Nations, Japan, France, Norway and other countries.
Kevin McCarthy looks to take the House speakership when the new Congress convenes this week, but he is still struggling to win over hard liners who have been pushing for concessions that could weaken his authority.
The Biden administration's new “waters of the U.S.” rule came under immediate criticism from farm groups and their GOP allies in Congress, who said it could expand federal jurisdiction over agricultural lands.
Many farm groups list crop insurance as their top priority for the next farm bill, but the organizations start to differ when it comes to other concerns, according to this week's Agri-Pulse Newsmakers.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the top story in global news throughout 2022, forcing American ag and food policy watchers to keep a close eye on the war’s implications for domestic agriculture interests and world food security.
A Nebraska Republican is calling on the administration to “lean in to trade” in 2023 to help kick-start conversations and make progress in an area that many lawmakers feel has gotten short shrift during the first two years of President Joe Biden’s term.