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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Senate Names Farm Bill Conferees

August 16, 2018

On July 31 the Senate voted to move to conference on the farm bill by a voice vote. Following the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer named nine members …

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Statement on Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Programs

July 19, 2018

Statement on Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Programs Washington, D.C. – July 18, 2018 – America’s farmers, ranchers, and veterinarians applaud the overwhelming passage by the House of a motion to instruct House members on …

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Farm Bill Passes House

June 28, 2018

The House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, on June 21st. The bill passed by a narrow margin of 213-211, with every Democrat and 20 Republicans voting against the bill. House …

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Senate Ag Committee Moves Toward Farm Bill Markup

June 7, 2018

The Senate Agriculture Committee continued work behind closed doors on its version of the 2018 farm bill.   Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) expects the bill markup to take place on June 13.   Based on reports from …

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