Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities.
With the House and Senate set to conference the farm bill, a well-known ag economist examines possible outcomes.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for 424 projects that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption.
There has been little news on the farm bill since the August recess began.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. is at risk of losing its position as the pre-eminent ag exporter unless Congress moves quickly to pass a farm bill.
With only nine legislative days in September and many other items on the docket, lawmakers are concerned about getting a Farm Bill approved prior to the September 30 deadline.
As the debate about the future of the 2013 Farm Bill continues, an Ohio State University farm policy expert has issued a summary that provides a detailed overview of the debate and examines the farm bill situation from a political, process and content perspective. The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the
Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives voting on the split version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (2013 Farm Bill): “We are greatly disappointed that, today, we must take a position on Farm Bill legislation that fails to reflect the
WashingtonPost.com reports House Republicans successfully passed a Farm Bill Thursday, by splitting apart funding for food stamps from federal agricultural policy, a move that infuriated the White House and congressional Democrats who spent most of the day trying to delay a final vote. Lawmakers voted 216 to 208 make changes to federal agricultural policy and
Nearly a month after suffering an embarrassing defeat, House Republican leaders are considering a new strategy to try to win support for the massive, five-year farm bill: splitting it into two separate measures, one for farm programs and one for food stamps. According to the Associated Press, it’s an attempt to gather support from conservatives