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Senate Agriculture chair bucks Trump on proposed cuts to ag budget

The chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee said he was not going to go along with President Donald Trump’s deep budget cuts to food, farm and rural programs — and … Click to Continue »

BHA Responds to Senate Advance of Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON – Following a hearing today by the Senate Agriculture Committee to advance the nomination of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney emphasized...Show More Summary

Perdue Gets His Ag Secretary Hearing

Accompanied by his four children and 14 grandchildren, former Georgia Governor Ervin “Sonny: Perdue III finally had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and will hopefully be confirmed shortly. “I know there was some anxiety over whether there would be a secretary of agriculture nominee,” Perdue began. Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Show More Summary

$6 Million to Aid Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Show More Summary

Sonny Perdue set to face Senate ag committee Thursday

Secretary of Agriculture-designate Sonny Perdue will finally get his hearing tomorrow before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. President Trump nominated the former Georgia governor to serve as America’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture nine weeks ago. Show More Summary

Perdue Confirmation Hearing Set

Sonny Perdue will get a step closer to the office of agriculture secretary next week. The Senate agriculture committee will hold a hearing March 23 on the nomination of the former Georgia governor, who was the last cabinet member to be named by President Trump. Two other cabinet members, Robert Lighthizer for U.S. trade representative and Alexander Acosta for labor... Read More

Agriculture nominee Perdue will get hearing next week

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Sonny Perdue's nomination to be agriculture secretary. President Donald Trump announced in January that he would nominate Perdue. … Click to Continue »

Security bill calls for ag and food seats on foreign investment panel

Another bipartisan proposal with a security bent has been introduced by two powerful Midwestern senators. The legislation would put agriculture and food officials into permanent slots on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Show More Summary

North Dakota budget writers trim tax revenue assumptions

The North Dakota legislative appropriation committees have lowered expectations for tax revenue for the current budget cycle due to slumping oil and agriculture economies. House and Senate appropriation committees trimmed … Click to Continue »

LARA Committee passes AZGS' funding bill (SB1184 ) 7-0

Sen. Gail Griffin testifying before LARA The Arizona House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee passed SB 1184, AZGS' funding bill, 7-0 this morning. Senator Griffin introduced and defended the bill. Arizona Rock Products Association's executive director, Steve Trussell, was on hand to voice his support. Show More Summary

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Agriculture Wasn’t “at the Table” for New State Environmental Agency

Chairwoman Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, discusses energy legislation while chairing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service “Senate Bill 2327 would transfer the powers of the Environmental Health...Show More Summary

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World-Herald. March 3, 2017 Congress has a very tough row to hoe with farm bill The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the committee's top Democratic member traveled … Click to Continue »

Iowa raw milk bills may need life support after today

Today is the day when bills in the Iowa Senate must clear a Senate Committee or they are pretty much dead for the year. When it comes to Senate Files (SF) 287 and 310, two bills to legalize sales of raw milk, the Senate Agriculture Committee has sent them off to subcommittees. It’s unclear whether either... Continue Reading

Why Is Wyoming's Senate Agriculture Committee Voting on Anti-Abortion Bills?

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Did you know that in Wyoming, women are cattle? That’s the message Republican lawmakers are sending by passing two anti-abortion bills through the Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee. Read more.....

Legislative committee passes 2 abortion bills

The Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee has endorsed two abortion related bills. House Bill 116 would make it a felony to sell tissue from an … Click to Continue »

Wheat and Sorghum Producers Honor Sen. Roberts

The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee was honored by both wheat and sorghum producers this week in Washington. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was presented with the National Sorghum Producers 2017 “Friend of Sorghum” Congressional Award in recognition of his long-running work representing the U.S. Show More Summary

Senate Ag Committee Announces Farm Bill Hearing

Pat Roberts, (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, have announced the first hearing the next Farm Bill reauthorization. The hearing will take place on February 23, 2017 at the McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. Show More Summary

New Senate Ag Committee Members Include AG Nominee

One of the new members of the Senate Agriculture Committee may be a short-timer. “I welcome Senators Steve Daines from Montana and Jeff Sessions from Alabama to the Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) who was selected to continue as chairman of the committee. Show More Summary

Bill Would Help Grow Urban Farming

Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 to “addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources and increasing flexibility through existing programs administered by the U.S. Show More Summary

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