Some 25 states are at risk for moderate to major flooding through May, including Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, in a region where floodwaters last month already swamped millions of acres of prime farmland and whole communities.
Two former governors from both sides of the political aisle on Wednesday thanked congressional negotiators for coming up with a massive legislative package to fight the opioid epidemic, but they stressed that much more is needed.
The 2014 Farm Bill created the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to
encourage public/private partnerships focused on cutting edge agricultural research and provided
it with initial funding of $200 million.
A sweeping budget agreement that will provide new assistance to cotton and dairy producers and expand disaster aid to many other farmers and ranchers received final congressional approval in the House Friday morning.