Rice District Rep. Jason Smith to Chair House Committee on Ways & Means Jan 12, 2023

    🕔Jan 12, 2023
    WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) was tapped to lead the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee is the oldest in the U.S. […]

    Congress “Likely” to Pass a Rail Deal this Week, According to Soy Transportation Coalition’s Steenhoek Nov 30, 2022

    🕔Nov 30, 2022
    President Joe Biden late Monday called on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the tentative agreement between railroad workers and operators that was approved by labor and management negotiators […]

    High Fertilizer Prices: Members of Congress Urge Biden to Act – DTN Apr 8, 2022

    🕔Apr 8, 2022
    Nearly 100 members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden earlier this week about the rising cost of fertilizer, encouraging the administration to review all available options to […]

    Iowa Senators Introduce Biofuels Bill – DTN Mar 9, 2022

    🕔Mar 9, 2022
    As the Biden administration banned Russian oil and gas imports into the United States, Iowa Republic Sens. Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst introduced legislation to replace the lost imports with […]

    National Farmers Union Keeps Focus on Market Concentration – DTN Feb 28, 2022

    🕔Feb 28, 2022
    Speaking to members of the National Farmers Union on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Senate leaders have told him they are willing to bring a pair of bills […]

    Can NRCS Absorb Conservation Fund Bump? – DTN Feb 4, 2022

    🕔Feb 4, 2022
    Though the Build Back Better Act remains stalled in Congress, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee questioned Wednesday whether USDA would be ready to dole out what would […]

    Right-to-Repair Bill Offered in Senate – DTN Feb 2, 2022

    🕔Feb 2, 2022
    Farm equipment manufacturers would be required to provide all diagnostic equipment to farmers and the Federal Trade Commission would have authority to go after companies that don’t under a bill […]

    Livestock: AFB, Senate Reflect Divide on Mandated Cash Cattle Trade Jan 25, 2022

    🕔Jan 25, 2022
    A pair of senators are making clear they don’t want to rework their cattle markets legislation after the American Farm Bureau Federation changed its policy earlier this month to oppose […]

    House Ag Chair Already Looking to 2022 – DTN Dec 21, 2021

    🕔Dec 21, 2021
    The House Agriculture Committee will start 2022 looking at the impact of electric vehicles on agriculture and rural America, Chairman David Scott told DTN in an interview last week. Scott, […]

    Manchin Puts Build Back Better on Back Burner – DTN Dec 21, 2021

    🕔Dec 21, 2021
    The Biden administration’s plan to use farmers as a strategy against climate change is now in peril with Sen. Joe Manchin’s statements Sunday that he can’t support the Build Back […]


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