Farm bill

SCFBA releases statement on US House committee passage of Farm Bill

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) released a statement following the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the farm bill:  “We thank Chairman Thompson and his staff for including so many investments for specialty... more »

House committee passes farm bill 

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reallocates... more »

Young farmers group protests farm bill draft

A draft of proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new generation of U.S. farmers and ranchers, according... more »

Commentary: To protect food supply, pass farm bill

There are few times when Congress has the opportunity to take a single action that benefits every family in America. One of those opportunities is in front of our lawmakers now. I’m not overstating when... more »

Senate, House make progress on Farm Bill

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) is applauding movement on a farm bill from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Both bodies released summaries of their proposals on May 1, with Senate committee chair... more »

SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

Farm Bill: Conservation, research lead seed association priorities

Farm bill priorities for members of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are as diverse as the seeds they produce and/or distribute, from numerous crops to the regions of the U.S. they represent. But as... more »

Biden signature averts shutdown, extends Farm Bill

President Joe Biden has signed a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, extending the Farm Bill for a year and funding agriculture programs through the new year. The U.S. House on Nov. 14 passed... more »

Specialty crops bill targets export market hurdles

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

Budget provision includes one-year Farm Bill extension

Editor's note: President Joe Biden has signed the bill. See the updated story. A continuing budget resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate includes a measure to extend the Farm Bill for... more »

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