Senate Starts Child Nutrition Work

April 18, 2019

The Senate Agriculture Committee kicked off an effort to reauthorize child nutrition programs and hopes to pass a bill later this year.  At an April 10 hearing, Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said, “There is a …

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Disaster Assistance Stalls Again

April 4, 2019

On Monday, the Senate voted down two disaster relief packages; one drafted by Senate Republicans and another House-passed bill. Democrats argued that the Senate-drafted bill, which included $600 million for Puerto Rico, did not include …

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House Judiciary Schedules Ag Immigration Hearing

April 4, 2019

This week, the House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing to address the ongoing lack of a reliable workforce for production agriculture and ag processing.  The Committee continues to hear from organizations including UEP that the …

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“Ag Gag” Laws Challenged in Multiple States

February 7, 2019

“Ag Gag” laws continue to be challenged and have been ruled unconstitutional in Iowa and Utah.  Idaho’s “ag security law” was also challenged and struck down, but on appeal, two key aspects of the law …

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Supreme Court Refuses Animal Welfare Case

January 10, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has declined to hear arguments against state laws setting production animal welfare standards.  This was the expected outcome after the Department of Justice (DOJ) recommended the high …

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