Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a message for her fellow Democratic candidates trying to crack President Donald Trump's hold on rural voters: They need more than “a bunch of policies on a piece of paper."
The Democratic presidential candidates from the top to the bottom of the polls are making climate change a major feature of the campaign message and trying to make the case that farmers will benefit from addressing it.
USDA is working to ensure the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture continue to perform “mission-critical work” during the transition of the two agencies to the Kansas City region, a top-ranking science official told the Senate Agriculture Committee today.
If just one environmental issue comes up during the Democratic debates scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, there’s a pretty good chance it will be climate change, a subject Republicans prefer to avoid but Democrats trip over themselves to talk about.
The Senate farm bill offers changes to crop insurance that could benefit the largest as well as the smallest farms while also clearing the way for research that could lead to premium discounts for conservation practices.
The Senate Commerce Committee has approved a bill that would create a task force to focus on the connectivity and technology needs of modern ag producers who are too often without broadband in their fields and ranches.