USDA Plan for Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

August 15, 2019

This week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced plans for new animal health activities using funding provided in the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established a three-part program to support animal disease …

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Farm Bill Implementation

February 7, 2019

With the reopening of the federal government, USDA and other affected agencies have resumed normal operations with department officials focused on implementing the 2018 farm bill. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky is leading the …

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Farm Bill Passes, Includes Disease Prevention Funding

December 13, 2018

After the conference report was released on Monday by the Agriculture Committee leaders, both the Senate and House moved quickly to vote and pass the farm bill.  The legislation, which now goes to President Trump …

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Farm Bill

October 4, 2018

The 2014 farm bill expired on Sunday, September 30.  Although Conference leadership has expressed a  desire to finalize the farm bill in October, in order to quickly approve a final agreement in November, without a …

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Farm Bill Deadline Looms

September 20, 2018

Congressional negotiators have not reached agreement on the 2018 farm bill, despite a looming September 30 expiration date for the current farm law.  Capitol Hill agriculture leaders continued to be divided over proposed new work …

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