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Wednesday Morning Update: Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing, Ag Economy; Trade; Budget; and, Biofuels

Policy Issues- Senate Ag Committee Hearing; House Ag Committee Hearing Today In two separate panels, agricultural producers and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on the implementation of  last year’s Farm Bill Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing

At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Tuesday, lawmakers reviewed the implementation of the Farm Bill after one year and heard testimony from farmers and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. In his opening remarks, Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) indicated that, “As our first order of business it’s only right that we recognize and appreciate […]

Policy Issues; Trade; Ag Economy; and, Budget Issues Tuesday

Policy Issues In a letter yesterday to Senate and House Budget Committee leaders, a large number of food, agriculture and policy organizations indicated that, “The undersigned 392 organizations, representing America’s agriculture, nutrition,...Show More Summary

Policy; Trade; Regulations; Biofuels; Labor; and, the Ag Economy- Thursday

Policy Issues DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday that, “The chairmen of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees detailed some of their priorities Tuesday in speeches before the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Show More Summary

Bills to Label Produce for GMOs and Dairy for rBGH Back in Florida

Two Florida Democrats are again trying to pass bills to label some foods containing genetically modified organisms. Similar efforts died last year in the House and Senate agriculture committees House Bill 351 and its companion, Senate Bill 416, would require 25 raw fruits and vegetables to carry labels if they contain GMOs. Show More Summary

Ag Committees Make Assignments

Both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are under new management and Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) announced their new subcommittee assignments this week. “I look forward to working with this very talented team of proven leaders,” Conaway said. Show More Summary

Some thoughts about the Revolving Door

Joel Leftwich has left his job as senior director for PepsiCo’s public policy and government affairs team (since March 2013) to become staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee now led by Pat Roberts (R-Kansas). In some ways, it’s a perfectly logical appointment.  Before joining PepsiCo, Leftwich worked for Roberts as a legislative aide from […]

From agriculture to energy, GOP intent on pushing back in 2015

WASHINGTON — Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama’s policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules, financial regulations...Show More Summary

GOP Senate Ag Committee Members Named

The new Republican majority Senate has made committee assignments for the 114th Congress. For the Agriculture Committee, the new faces are Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Joni Ernst of Iowa, David Perdue of Georgia and Thom Tillis of North Carolina – all newly elected senators. Show More Summary

Georgia Senators Receive Committee Assignments

We’ve received word of committees Georgia Senators have been assigned to in the new Congress: David Perdue: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Budget Foreign Relations Judiciary Special Committee on Aging Johnny Isakson Finance Foreign...Show More Summary

Baylen Linnekin: Who Can Save Us from the Farm Bill's False Savings?

3 months agoNews : Reason

When the U.S. Senate voted in favor of passage of he 2014 Farm Bill in February, the buzz on Capitol Hill was that he bill would "save" taxpayers lots of money. A giddy press release put out by the Senate Agriculture Committee, hailing the passage of the Farm Bill as it awaited Pres. Show More Summary

Industry can work with new ag leaders, Guenther believes

The fresh produce industry can work with new Republican leaders of the Senate and House agriculture committees, said Robert Guenther, lobbyist and senior vice president of public policy for United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C.

Policy Issues; Ag Econ; Biotech; Trade; Immigration; CFTC; and Climate- Wednesday

Policy Issues- Farm Bill, Tax Extenders Chase Purdy reported yesterday at Politico that, “‘Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, the likely next chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says he has no plans to reopen the farm bill to make any substantial changes,’ Pro Agriculture’s Bill Tomson reports this morning. ‘Roberts, who sought far bigger cuts to food […]

New David Perdue Ad Features a Sonny Cameo

Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is out with a positive ad titled “Helping Georgia Grow.” It highlights agriculture, Georgia’s largest industry, talks about Perdue’s interest in serving on the Senate Agriculture committee, and features an appearance by his cousin and former Governor, Sonny Perdue. Here’s the text of the ad: Announcer: David Perdue grew up […]

New Grimes ad: Fire McConnell because he missed appropriations subcommittee meetings

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The latest ad from Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes: VO: Listen to Mitch McConnell. McCONNELL: I've been on the Agriculture Committee my entire time there. [...] And even more important, the agriculture appropriations subcommittee. VO: Those committees are important to Kentucky. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell gets $22,500 in donations days after taking Delta Airlines executive to breakfast

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, explaining why he doesn't bother going to Senate Agriculture Committee hearings on issues important to his home state of Kentucky: "If you’re the leader of one of the parties, honestly...Show More Summary

Appropriators Team Up to Help Animals

The Senate and House Appropriations Committees have each produced their agriculture spending bills for Fiscal Year 2015, and both bills contain good news for animals. While the House and Senate will need to reconcile their differences to arrive at a...       Related Stories Top 10 (So Far) in 2014 Don’t Muzzle Vet Care 2013 the Year of Chimps and Horses in Congress  

“New Era in Conservation” Launch

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week launched “a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership.” Vilsack and Stabenow announced the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Tuesday … Continue reading ?

Sen. Thad Cochran Cracks Whip On Tea Party Tactics

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, Argh-Mississippi, has made his seat in Washington a comfortable one. He’s now in his sixth term and chairs the Senate’s Agriculture Committee. From that perch, you can launch one helluva storm in the direction of the parties who, say, sneak into your 72-year-old dying wife’s nursing home room to take her

Senate Committee Approves Amendments Banning Horse Slaughter, Labeling GE Salmon

Two amendments added to the Senate agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday deal with horse slaughter and genetically modified salmon. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced an amendment during the full committee markup that would ban horse slaughter, calling it both a health and a budget issue. “We should not be stretching already tight budgets …... Continue Reading

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