House Republicans introduced a slate of bills Friday they billed as "natural solutions" to climate change and an alternative to Sen. Debbie Stabenow's soon-to-be-reintroduced Growing Climate Solutions Act.
Top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, tells Agri-Pulse she’s monitoring the farm economy and USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to see what additional help may be needed.
The Senate got off to a resounding bipartisan start to its farm bill debate, voting 89-3 on a procedural motion for the legislation that would maintain the structure of the 2014 farm law while preserving a range of programs that are on the verge of running out of money and legalizing the production of industrial hemp.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee say they are eager to begin work on a new farm bill that will carry forward the basic structure of the 2014 law with some relatively minor modifications.
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 - Lawmakers’ stunning failure to agree on aid to cotton and dairy producers has left the House and Senate Agriculture committees facing a multibillion-dollar budget hole as they prepare to write the next farm bill.
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.
(This is the seventh and final article in our new Agri-Pulse series, “The Seven Things You Should Know Before You Write the Next Farm Bill.” Each segment provides important background and “lessons learned” that can help inform and stimulate debate before formal work starts on writing the next farm bill.)