Farm-state lawmakers are bracing this week for renewed proposals to cut agriculture spending as President Trump releases his fiscal 2019 budget, and Congress begins an extended debate on immigration policy.
Wading into a potentially divisive farm bill issue, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked Congress to make it harder for states to get waivers from work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Economists think it’ll be a while before we see an influx of lab-grown protein sources make their way into the food supply, but some beef producers aren’t willing to wait for mainstream acceptance before looking at how products could impact their own piece of the protein pie.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer received a fresh round of criticism Tuesday on Capitol Hill for its review of glyphosate, which IARC found to be a probable human carcinogen three years ago.
The American Feed Industry Association is calling on the FDA to consider streamlining or removing several federal regulations and record-keeping requirements that it says are unclear, duplicative, antiquated or do nothing to make the animal food supply safer.
Rice producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts have until March 2 to apply for a special Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership.
Republican leaders are rushing to pass another short-term spending bill to keep the government funded into March, and the prospects for moving a new farm bill by early spring could hinge on whether some cotton and dairy provisions get thrown into the spending measure.