Perspectives on Livestock and Poultry Sectors Hearing

October 3, 2019

On September 25, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry met to discuss industry perspectives of the livestock and poultry sectors. Witnesses reiterated the importance of reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting and the …

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Senate Subcommittee approves $151.7B Ag Appropriations

September 19, 2019

On September 17, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved the $151.7 billion FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill by a voice vote without any amendments. The bill provides $1.028 billion for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health …

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Several Bills Before Congress This Fall

September 5, 2019

Congress is expecting three bills on the floor next week; HR 205 – Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act (Rooney), HR 1941 – Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (Cunningham), HR 1146 – Arctic Cultural …

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President Trump Announces Budget Deal

July 25, 2019

On Monday, President Trump and Congressional leaders finalized a budget deal to increase spending by $323 billion. The deal will lift the budget caps and raise the debt ceiling until July 2021, avoiding the risk …

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Animal Welfare Updates

July 11, 2019

Animal Ag Protection Law Challenged Environmental and social activist groups filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s new nuisance laws. After North Carolina’s swine industry began losing multi-million-dollar lawsuits, the state legislature updated their nuisance laws …

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