An Early Look at Some Congressional Changes Impacting Agriculture

With the House and Senate remaining under Republican majorities, it is very unclear what matters may be handled in the lame duck session, and which ones will be pushed into the 115th Congress. Some will want to extend the Continuing Resolution from i… Read More
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Senate Agriculture Committee Approves the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016

They did it. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have completed their personal work on the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, and got it a… Read More
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Anticipating Committee Changes in the 114th Congress

Every new Congress brings changes in committee membership and sometimes in committee leadership. The 114th Congress will follow this pattern, and will bring very significant changes as a result of the new Republican majority in the Senate. Republican… Read More
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Important Dates for FY 2015 House and Senate Appropriations Committees Announced

Even though the President has yet to submit his FY 2015 Budget Proposal, including his detailed requests for all agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have… Read More
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Hidden Gems in the Farm Bill

By Nathan Fretz After three years of work, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the “farm bill”), which the President signed into law on Friday, February 7. Despite a tumultuous and partisan 2012 and summer of 2013, the farm bill confere… Read More
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Happy New Year? Farm Bill Blues

By Marshall L. Matz, as published by Agri-Pulse A few weeks ago Vice President Biden presented the George McGovern Award to Bob Dole for his effort in the fight against global hunger. The ceremony was sponsored by the World Food Program and held in t… Read More
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