Farm bill

Farm bill near passage, still contains produce priorities

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or H.R. 2, is on its way to passing this week, after theHouse and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee on Dec. 11 approved a Farm Bill conference report. The House... more »

Senate, house negotiators firm up Farm Bill deal

Congressional negotiators working on the Farm Bill have "an agreement in principle" that could soon send the Farm Bill to the President. The bill technically expired earlier this year, and its renewal has been hung... more »

Farm Bill Conference Committee starts public meetings

U.S. senators and representatives met for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee's first public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Members of the committee spoke about the necessity of completing the Farm Bill, which technically expires at... more »

Farm Bill Conference set to begin Sept. 5

A formal meeting between the House and Senate on Sept. 5 is set to kick off the Farm Bill Conference. This meeting will officially begin member-level negotiations, following staff discussions that have taken place throughout July and... more »

2018 Farm Bill legislation passed by House

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its draft Farm Bill late Thursday afternoon, June 21. The margin was just two votes, 213-211. The bill failed to pass the House during its first... more »

Senate farm bill clears committee with 20-1 vote

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on June 13 marked up and passed a draft farm bill with a 20-1 vote. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., applauded the vote in a... more »

Senate Farm Bill welcomed by Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association has good things to say about the U.S. Senate’s draft Farm Bill. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee released the text of the bill on Friday.  The Organic Trade Association, which represents... more »

Senate Agriculture Committee leaders draft bipartisan farm bill

Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Friday released the text of a draft Farm Bill, officially called the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. “When Ranking Member Stabenow and I started this journey in Manhattan,... more »

USDA’s Farm Bill priorities, legislative principles revealed

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Jan. 24 spoke about the USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “Since my first day as the... more »

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more input on the 2018 Farm Bill. Ironically, some of... more »


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