Vilsack Nomination Moves to Full Senate – DTN Feb 5, 2021

    🕔Feb 5, 2021
    Tom Vilsack’s nomination to U.S. agriculture secretary advanced unanimously out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Tuesday and will now head to the full Senate […]

    Senate Ag Committee Wants to Get to Work – DTN Feb 3, 2021

    🕔Feb 3, 2021
    Incoming Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said Thursday that the confirmation hearing for Tom Vilsack, President Biden’s nominee for Agriculture secretary, scheduled for Tuesday, may depend on Senate leaders […]

    Biden Names USDA Deputy Nominee – DTN Jan 22, 2021

    🕔Jan 22, 2021
    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Jewel Bronaugh as deputy secretary of USDA. Bronaugh, who holds a doctorate in career and technical […]

    Congressional Ag Leadership Will Have Plenty Of Balls To Juggle in 2021 – DTN Dec 8, 2020

    🕔Dec 8, 2020
    Arkansas Sen. John Boozman is looking forward to the opportunity to take the lead for Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. With Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman […]

    This Week’s Election: Knowns And Unknowns – DTN Nov 5, 2020

    🕔Nov 5, 2020
    Farmers, by and large, are happy with the direction of the country under President Donald Trump, and the president’s rural support helped in some key Senate and House races in […]

    Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

    🕔Sep 24, 2020
    Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

    Democrats Turn to Rural Issues – DTN Aug 20, 2020

    🕔Aug 20, 2020
    Rural leaders in the Democratic Party took to Zoom and other livestream events on Tuesday to spotlight, among other things, problems with broadband and infrastructure in rural America. The Democratic […]

    Senate Ag Committee Advances U.S. Grain Standards Act Extension – DTN Jul 1, 2020

    🕔Jul 1, 2020
    The Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24 advanced a bill, via a voice vote, reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (USGSRA) for another five years. The bill was widely […]

    Coronavirus: Lawmakers Decry Ag Aid Cap – DTN Apr 27, 2020

    🕔Apr 27, 2020
    Bipartisan coalitions of senators and House members wrote to President Donald Trump on Thursday that the Agriculture Department’s payment limits on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will limit its […]

    USMCA Trade Agreement Vote: Still In Holding Pattern – DTN Dec 19, 2019

    🕔Dec 19, 2019
    While the country awaits the impeachment vote expected late Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, the leaders of major farm organizations are waiting for the House to vote on […]


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