USDA is gearing up to start dispensing the first round of coronavirus relief payments to farmers, even as lawmakers struggle to agree on a Phase 4 stimulus bill that ag groups hope will provide additional funding for more aid.
A Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Jim McGovern, drew cheers at a meeting of anti-hunger activists in February when he called for stopping the farm bill if it’s unfair to nutrition assistance programs.
Political pundits who see a “blue wave” for Democrats in the November election may need to consult a Midwestern congresswoman’s sobering assessment of Democratic performance and chances in Middle America.
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 - An Agri-Pulse analysis of Political Action Committee (PAC) activity in the last election cycle shows agricultural companies and organizations spent almost three-fourths of their campaign contributions on Republican candidates.
Republican Donald Trump is headed for the White House because he upset Democrat Hillary Clinton in the outstate sections counties beyond the metropolitan areas in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.