House Republicans are eyeing 47 seats held by Democrats they hope to pick up in 2022 to take back the majority, including nine seats in key agricultural districts, but the GOP will have its own problems to deal with.
Ambassador Kip Tom, Secretary Sonny Perdue, Chef José Andrés, and retired General William E. (Kip) Ward, former Commander of the United States Africa Command, are part of an all-star lineup of speakers who will explore crucial links between food security and national security.
Bernie Sanders, whose ideas for transforming the economy extended to his views on farm and rural policy, ends his presidential campaign but claims victory for his ideology while pledging to support Vice President Joe Biden.
A compromise farm bill ready for final congressional votes melds a variety of Senate and House improvements to the major commodity programs, boosts spending on several major conservation programs while also creating a new $30 million a year program to fight animal diseases.
A bipartisan farm bill that would protect crop insurance and commodity programs as well as nutrition assistance from cuts passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin, 86-11, clearing the way for negotiations to begin next month with the House.
For the second time in five years, House Republicans failed to pass a farm bill, this time because of conservative demands for action on immigration and fierce Democratic opposition to the legislation's food stamp reforms.
International trade, a new farm bill, infrastructure and immigration are shaping up to be the big challenges facing U.S. agriculture in 2018, according to an informal survey of the major farm organizations and several commodity groups