Republicans and Democrats are beginning to chart the path of how they want to address food assistance work requirements in the 2023 farm bill discussion at the same time requirements return to pre-pandemic standards in May with the end of the public health emergency.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has extended a public comment period to allow for feedback on the January proposal requiring electronic identification for the interstate movement of certain cattle and bison.
Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee reiterated their commitment to passing a new farm bill with strong bipartisan support that will meet the needs of farmers as well as low-income Americans who rely on nutrition assistance programs.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed confidence Monday that the USDA’s plan for voluntary country-of-origin labeling of U.S. meat won't spark trade disputes with its North American trading partners.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will not be cut as part of the farm bill’s reauthorization, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott, D-Ga., vowed at the Agri-Pulse annual Food & Policy Summit Monday.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed back against Republican criticism of spending under the SNAP program and from the Commodity Credit Corp. at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Thursday focused on the farm bill.
Specialty crop producers and a contract poultry grower used a farm bill listening session in Texas Wednesday to urge lawmakers to provide them with more insurance options, while groups representing other commodities continued their call for reference price increases consistent with inflation.