Commodity organizations set crop insurance as top farm bill priority
The statement comes as the House and Senate agriculture committees announced a stepped up committee hearing schedule that may presage an effort to actually begin writing the next four- or five-year farm bill.
Opinion: Another farm bill
You can hear the drumrolls already. Aggies in Washington DC are starting to gear up for another Farm Bill parade.
Why SNAP matters in the Farm Bill
Few pieces of federal legislation have as much control over the food we eat as the Farm Bill.
What the Farm Bill Means for Conservation
Now law, the Farm Bill is the most important legislation for conserving private lands in the United States. The health of these lands is critical to the success of private landowners, to our economy and to rural communities.
Farm Policy Facts Releases Farm Bill 101
Farm Policy Facts has released Farm Bill 101, a current and comprehensive guide to the nine titles that make up the Farm Bill. The resource includes a title-by-title history and summary and is an essential tool for those wishing to better understand this complex package of agriculture, conservation, rural development, research and food assistance policies.…
What does the farm bill extension mean?
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How is the farm bill program signup going?
Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini: "If someone comes into or calls (an FSA office) by April 7 and says they can’t get in for some reason, we’ll do what we’ve done historically with big signups and use a register. We’re doing that, for example, for the Livestock Forage Program in several states. “It’s just a relief valve of sorts that allows our county offices to prioritize work and do work after the deadline date.”
Farm Bill: the Good, the Bad and What Comes Next
Passed every five years, the Farm Bill has traditionally delivered comprehensive food and farm policy designed to empower farmers, put food on every family’s table,, and promote land and water conservation. With the current Farm Bill expiring at the end of September, the pressure is on for the House and Senate to pass a new bill before the upcoming August recess begins.
Guide Enhances Understanding of Farm Bill Conservation Programs
The following guest blog by Hannah Ryan of Intermountain West Joint Venture and Matt Cimitile of Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture highlights key partnerships that work with farmers and ranchers to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation is a collaborative effort by conservation partners that provides a new tool for those…
Budget talks fail: what’s happening with the farm bill?
As of this morning, it looks like the SuperCommittee process has failed. This committee was supposed to recommend specific budget cuts by tonight. If it fails, automatic budget cuts, half to the …
Why no farm bill?
Other issues dominating Congressional leadership's attention.
Farm Bill should help Yakima Valley’s tree fruit industry
The latest Farm Bill provides a boost for agricultural research and marketing that will help the local tree fruit industry.
New farm bill shakes up the way we pay for land conservation
The farm bill has about $57 billion for conservation. Director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Todd Ambs says a lot of people don't realize
Why Montana needs forest management reforms in the Farm Bill
Recent opinion writers in the Missoulian criticized President Donald Trump for his newfound interest in improving forest management. The deadly wildfires in California, coupled with the president’s tweets, have reignited
Farm Bill 101
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The farm bill: now what?
After the budget SuperCommittee failed to reach an agreement yesterday, Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture…
Peterson Says Farm Bill “Is What It Is”
House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson says he’s worried the new farm bill won’t be able to provide adequate benefits to U.S. agriculture. While he admitted to those worries on Monday, he also said, “It is what
What Does The Farm Bill Cost?
According to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), total farm bill spending for all titles from 2018 to 2028 would be $867 billion.
What It Will Take To Pass a Farm Bill
The agriculture community must unite. Do not harm crop insurance. Allow producers a choice
How The Farm Bill Affects Hunger
The Farm Bill is not just about farms By Emma Kornetsky, Government Affairs Manager Graphics by Feeding America Eighty percent of the Farm Bill’s funding goes toward nutrition, with the biggest program being the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, serving 1 in 7 Pennsylvanians and 1 in 10 residents of…