Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s job defending his department’s fiscal 2021 budget request on Wednesday was made a lot easier after President Donald Trump announced he would support full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Ending an historically bitter confirmation process, the GOP-controlled Senate approved Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday, assuring a 5-4 conservative majority that is likely to have broad implications for environmental regulations and other issues important to agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has an alternate plan to end the U.S. trade war with China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is key to its success, the cabinet member and former Georgia governor told Agri-Pulse in an interview.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled a new strategy for managing catastrophic wildfires that emphasizes greater cooperation with the states to identify priorities for targeted treatment in areas with the highest payoffs.
Senate Republicans early Saturday narrowly advanced a sweeping package of business and individual tax cuts after a series of last-minute deals that included a bigger reduction in taxes for farms and other small businesses.
Senate Republicans look to pass their tax bill by the end of the week but it may take some last-minute modifications to satisfy at least two GOP senators’ concerns about the impact on small businesses.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - There’s a major new farm bill proposal on the table. The National Milk Producers Federation is recommending a series of changes to the Margin Protection Program to ensure dairy producers have a better shot at getting payments under the plan.