President Trump Signs Funding Agreement

February 21, 2019

Last week, President Trump signed an omnibus spending package that includes funding for the FY 2019 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services, Interior-Environment, State-Foreign Operations and Transportation-HUD, and Homeland Security appropriations bills, averting another government shutdown. The …

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USDA Resumes Operations

February 7, 2019

Supply Reports With the federal shutdown over, the USDA is playing catch-up with many of its January reports and delaying some late-January and early-February reporting.  Among National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports relevant to the …

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Short-Term Funding Ends Government Shutdown

January 29, 2019

The federal government is open again, at least until mid-February.  President Trump agreed to a short-term funding bill that contained no money for a border wall.  House and Senate negotiators will try to put together …

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Shutdown Affects Nutrition, Other USDA and FDA Programs

January 24, 2019

USDA’s nutrition assistance programs are operating but will run out of money in the coming weeks and months if the shutdown continues. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps) paid February benefits in …

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No Shutdown Resolution in Sight

January 24, 2019

Last week the House passed a Democratic-backed disaster relief bill. The legislation includes funding for the remaining appropriations bills, including $12.1 billion in disaster relief for those affected by the 2018 natural disasters, $3 billion …

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