It’s a big week around the nation’s capital with hearings scheduled examining several issues important to agriculture, including rail service delays and a proposal to require companies to track the greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.
The climate funding package that Senate Democrats have agreed on should make it easier to pass the next farm bill while helping consumers and producers deal with climate change, says a Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Tina Smith of Minnesota.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected Joby Young as its new executive vice president, and USDA announced the names of five officials who will lead state Rural Development and Farm Service Agency offices.
The National Farmers Union, along with six of its state affiliates and five “right to repair” organizations, filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Thursday alleging farm equipment giant John Deere is violating antitrust laws by restricting access to software embedded in its machines.
National Farmers Union members agreed Tuesday to put market competition, dairy policy reform, climate change, food processing reform and the agricultural supply chain at the top of their policy agenda for the upcoming year.
Lawmakers are still far from an agreement on spending for fiscal 2022 more than four months into the budget year. So, the House is going to take up yet another stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through March 11.