The Idaho House is now ready for a floor vote that will likely send Senate Bill 1337 to Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter for his signature. It would make trespassing and filming agricultural operations without permission of the owner illegal. After three-and-a-half hours of testimony on Thursday, the House Agriculture Affairs Committee sent the Agriculture... Continue Reading
The quick-moving “Agriculture Production Interference” act goes before the Idaho House Agriculture Affairs Committee today, which could be the bill’s last stop before getting the second affirmative floor vote it needs before landing on Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s desk. The bill cleared the Idaho Senate only last Friday, and it’s moving fast enough to... Continue Reading
The last six West Virginians who became sick from drinking raw milk did it the old-fashioned way — they bought their unpasteurized beverages in Pennsylvania where it’s legal. Now the West Virginia House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resource has approved House Bill 4273 to bring the chance to buy raw milk closer to home... Continue Reading
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) discussed issues associated with the agricultural economy with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Tuesday during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing. Related Transcript bellow: LUCAS: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Chair Yellen, it is a pleasure to be with you today to visit (ph) a little bit […]
A legislative committee on Tuesday sent a bill to the floor of the Idaho Senate for a vote over whether to jail and fine anyone found guilty of a new crime of interference with agricultural production. After some bill shuffling, the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee sent Senate Bill 1337, just introduced Monday, straight to the... Continue Reading
Farm Bill A news release yesterday from National Crop Insurance Services indicated that, “On the heels of the 2014 Farm Bill becoming law, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) addressed the crop insurance industry yesterday and noted that crop insurance is now the centerpiece of U.S. farm policy. “‘Today, crop insurance is the foundation of […]
President Obama will sign the Agricultural Act of 2014 today at Michigan State University, the alma mater of Senate Agriculture Committee chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). “This is a very exciting day and I welcome that the president is committed to … Continue reading ?
President Barack Obama is expected to sign the 2014 Farm Bill on Friday in East Lansing, Michigan. Here are some key dates that preceded Friday’s event: April 26, 2012- The Senate Agriculture Committee passes a Farm Bill. June 21, 2012- The Senate passes a Farm Bill. July 12, 2012- The House Agriculture Committee passes a […]
From C-SPAN Online Jan. 30- “Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill” on the most recent edition of Newsmakers. Washington Post national correspondent Ed O’Keefe and Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga participated in the discussion. The House passed the Farm Bill conference report last week. […]
John Boehner, it's fair to say, have never been a major player in California water policy, or even in its hyper-political expression, California's water wars. He's served on the House Agriculture Committee, and boasts of the agricultural richness of his Ohio Congressional District. Show More Summary
The Mule Deer Foundation lauded the final, bipartisan agreement on the Farm Bill today as a tremendous victory for conservation. The bill released by House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership shows the determination of both parties to reach a c...
House to vote Wednesday on passage of nation’s most important agricultural law; conference committee report includes top priorities for sportsmen-conservationists Last night, the joint Senate-House conference committee reached agreement on a Farm Bi...
By John Crabtree on January 27, 2014 - 3:03pm Last weekend, lead Farm Bill negotiators – the two chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees - rejected bipartisan farm subsidy reform included in farm bills passed in both House and Senate. Show More Summary
Congressional negotiators finally reached agreement on a new Farm Bill on Monday evening. A press release issued by the office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hailed the agreement as a bipartisan, bicameral agreement. Show More Summary
David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “House farm bill conferees are being alerted to a likely meeting Monday morning at which the Agriculture Committee leadership is hoping to finalize agreement on a conference report that can come to the floor next week. “‘Conversations are ongoing and we remain optimistic that we can reach agreement in […]
A bill introduced by Virginia Delegate Robert Bell that would dramatically expand the state's Cottage Food and Right-to-Farm laws is now before the Virginia House agriculture committee. The bill would expand the list of covered foods...Show More Summary
Farm Bill- Dairy Issues: David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas conceded Thursday that final action on a farm bill conference report is now likely to slip into late January — a major blow to himself and an ominous turn for the bill itself. “The draft package combines a landmark […]
In an interview this morning with Doug Williams on K-101 radio (Woodward, Okla.), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) discussed several issues, including the current status of the Farm Bill. In particular, Chairman Lucas noted the dust up over dairy policy between House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) and Speaker […]
Farm Bill In a radio interview earlier this week with Mick Kjar (Ag News 890, Terry Loomis, Farm Director (Fargo, ND)), Senate Agriculture Committee member John Hoeven (R., N.D.) discussed several Farm Bill issues. In part, Sen. Hoeven indicated that, “I think that the conference committee really has the parameters for an agreement, people just […]
The Vice President (VP) and COO of Diamond V, Mike Goble has been selected to chair the Feed Consortium Steer Committee of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).