The 2018 farm bill officially recognizes urban farmers — from those with community gardens to those operating multi-million-dollar vertical farms — with the creation of both a new office and a research, education, and extension initiative.
Less than three months after signing the 2018 farm bill, President Donald Trump proposed a fiscal 2020 budget that would reopen the law to slash crop insurance and tighten commodity program eligibility limits while making deep cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
President Donald Trump releases a fiscal 2020 budget that will push yet again for deep cuts in USDA’s budget to help offset for a steep increase in defense spending, while House Democrats set the stage for revising expired biofuel tax incentives.
Trade and farm bill implementation were hot topics at last week's Commodity Classic in Orlando, but voting delegates for major commodity groups also threw in health care and infrastructure debates for good measure.
The National Farmers Union argues that despite hard-fought gains scored in the 2018 farm bill, it’s urgent to build on these gains by launching new federal incentives to curb U.S. ag production in order to raise farm income.
Democrats on the Senate Agriculture Committee clashed with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue over his proposal to make it harder for states to get waivers from work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.