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Senate Ag Congratulates Farm Credit on 100 Years

Farm Credit gets to celebrate its 100th anniversary with some well wishes from the Senate Agriculture Committee. This news release from the committee says Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced S.Res. Show More Summary

A bi-partisan agreement on school meals policy

Alan Bjerga and Erik Wasson at Bloomberg yesterday report that a bi-partisan agreement in the Senate Agriculture Committee this week preserves key parts of the First Lady's school nutrition goals, while still allowing all sides to claim...Show More Summary

Senate committee chairman asks CFTC to explain major accounting error

By Lisa Lambert and Suzanne Barlyn WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has asked for a full explanation from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for an accounting error that led auditor KPMG to withdraw nearly a decade of financial opinions about the agency’s accounts. Show More Summary

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee's Work on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports the bipartisan work of the Senate Agriculture Committee on the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, which prioritizes the health, nutrition and well-being of millions of children by assuring access to healthy foods and nutrition services.

Senate bill aims to make school lunches tastier

Schools would have more flexibility to serve refined grains and salty foods to the nation's school children under legislation a Senate panel is considering. The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bipartisan bill, which is designed to help schools that have complained...

School Nutrition Association Agreement Would Leave Healthy School Food Standards Mostly Intact

The School Nutrition Association has announced an agreement with the USDA, the White House and the Senate Agriculture Committee that would keep school nutrition standards mostly intact.

Updated Website for Senate Ag Committee

Knowing what’s going on in the halls of Congress might be just about as important as knowing what’s going on in the acres you tend. With that in mind, the Senate Agriculture Committee launched a redesigned website to help folks stay up-to-date with the important work happening in the committee. The site, which remains located at www.agriculture.senate.gov, will be a... Read More

US repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it

"U.S. exporters can now breathe a sigh of relief," said Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Advocates say the labels help people make more informed buying decisions and encourage purchases of American meat. [...]Show More Summary

David Perdue Reviews His First Year in the Senate

Editor’s Note: The following is from Georgia Senator David Perdue. Sen. Perdue serves on the Senate Budget, Foreign Relations, Agriculture, and Judiciary Committees. Senator Perdue is currently the only Fortune 500 CEO serving in the United States Senate and is committed to using his business experience to grow the economy and tackle our national debt …

Sen. Roberts Praises Crop Insurance Restoration

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture praised passage of a bill that will restore $3 billion worth of cuts to the nation’s crop insurance program. Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said passage came from a deal in H.R....Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Debbie Stabenow. In this week’s interview the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses a challenging agricultural agenda. With time running out on the congressional calendar, Stabenow feels an urgency to find compromise on GMO labeling and COOL trade laws. Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Pat Roberts

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Pat Roberts. In this week’s interview, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses further action on the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. definition and says his committee is close to a compromise on a child nutrition bill. Show More Summary

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY TESTIFIES IN CONGRESS ABOUT EFFECT OF WILDFIRE BUDGETON FOREST WILDLIFE

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Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS)testified to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry about the effect The post RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY TESTIFIES IN CONGRESS ABOUT EFFECT OF WILDFIRE BUDGETON FOREST WILDLIFE appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Ag Lawmakers Oppose Crop Insurance Cuts

While many are praising a budget deal that averts a government shutdown and the prospect of one until after next year’s elections, the deal isn’t being welcomed by many agricultural state lawmakers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman...Show More Summary

Senate panel warms to GMOs

On the agriculture committee, at least, senators showed little stomach for regulating GMOs and more support for a national voluntary labeling law.

Senate Ag Hearing Reaffirms Safety of GMOs

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing this week that showcased the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding GMO safety, as well as the urgent need for Congressional action to pass a reasonable, common-sense solution that prevents a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws. Show More Summary

Senate sets date for child nutrition markup

With high stakes for fruit and vegetable marketers, the Senate Agriculture Committee will put its mark on legislation that will reauthorize child nutrition programs on Sept. 17.

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

Durbin Amendment to Increase FSMA Funding Fails in Committee

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 on Thursday after discussing a handful of amendments. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) proposed an amendment to increase the funding allocated for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but it was ultimately voted down. Show More Summary

Appropriations bill plays waiting game

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2016 funding bill for agriculture and food safety programs but partisan disagreements over federal funding levels could leave that legislation and other appropriation bills in limbo.

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