USDA disaster aid programs are becoming more fleet of foot, owing in good part to Congress’ incremental moves in recent years away from ad hoc assistance and toward putting emergency aid programs into permanent law.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - President Trump’s first full budget left few programs important to farmers untouched. The good thing for producers, rural communities and others who care about these programs is that this budget has no chance of surviving Congress.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 The Agriculture Department’s decision to freeze most new enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program puts new focus on the squeeze the program is going through heading into its fourth decade.
This is the second 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.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 - The EPA is about to get a new administrator. The Senate is expected today to approve Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA after he cleared a key procedural hurdle yesterday.