The Natural Resources Conservation Service on Thursday added new activities to its list of practices that qualify for Inflation Reduction Act funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program in 2024.
The House on Wednesday voted down an attack on federal checkoff programs led by a pair of Republicans who argued the farmer-funded research and promotion efforts fail to fully disclose how they spend their revenue.
Democrats on the House and Senate Agriculture committees see the farm safety net as broader thanthan the major commodity programs and want to make sure that the next farm bill addresses needs of smaller-scale producers, committee aides say.
Members of key House Republican groups reached agreement Sunday on a month-long stop-gap spending bill tied to tougher border security measures, but a government shutdown is still possible when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, since the Democratic-controlled Senate would be certain to reject the measure.
Lawmakers are inching ever closer to a government shutdown. It’s true that Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, is still two weeks away, but House conservatives continue to play hardball with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
In this opinion piece, former House Agriculture Committee Chairmen Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., discuss how the possible review changes would remove the guardrails that keep patent trolls in check.