A senior Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee called the panel’s top Republican a racist on Twitter as the normally bipartisan committee was rocked by funding over a measure needed to fund farmers’ trade aid payments.
Producers utilized a listening session featuring two of the most influential men in ag policy to express their displeasure with the state of affairs for rural America, putting them in a mode that varied between explanatory and defensive.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - As they prepare to write a new farm bill, the House and Senate Agriculture committees are sorting through dozens of requests for increased funding across every title, and lawmakers have no new sources of money to fill the demands.
DECATUR, Ill., Aug. 30, 2017 – A House Agriculture Committee farm bill listening session in the heart of the Corn Belt had its fair share of talk about protecting crop insurance, but speakers also urged support for USDA conservation and nutrition programs.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - House Republicans are looking to push through a 10-year budget blueprint that would pave the way for tax reform, but the plan potentially complicates the path to passing a new farm bill.
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 - Farm incomes continue to drop and producers are having tougher times paying back loans, but the overarching agricultural credit system remains strong and bankers are doing what they can to help borrowers survive.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - Scott Graves, the former Republican staff director of the House Agriculture Committee who recently joined the law and lobbying firm, Williams & Jensen, has been named executive director of the American Association of Crop Insurers.