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Michigan Ag Director: Act as if your farm has Influenza A

Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director says all dairy and poultry farms need to have the mindset they are already positive for avian influenza. Tim Boring testified about the ongoing outbreak this morning before the state’s House and Senate Ag Committees. “Your... Read More.

Senate Ag Committee members introduce Farm Transition Act

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would help farmers transition farmland ownership and address current barriers. Senate Ag Committee member Mike Braun, an Indiana Republican, tells Brownfield more than 370 million acres of farmland are estimated to change hands over the next... Read More.

Senators introduce Farm Transition Act

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would help farmers transition farmland ownership and address current barriers. Senate Ag Committee member Mike Braun, an Indiana Republican, tells Brownfield more than 370 million acres of farmland are estimated to change hands over the next... Read More.

EATS Act faces GOP opposition in U.S. House

Legislation in the U.S. House that would address Proposition 12 is getting some pushback by a group of Republicans. In a letter to House Ag Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, the lawmakers said the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act should not be included... Read More.

Judge blocks new federal Corporate Transparency Act

The new federal Corporate Transparency Act requiring businesses including farms to report ownership and management details to the federal government has been found unconstitutional by an Alabama judge. Attorney Amy Ebeling with the Ruder Ware law firm in Wisconsin says the plaintiff in the... Read More.

New SUNRAY Act seeks balance between ag & solar

A new bill introduced into Congress aims to find a balance between the solar industry and production agriculture.  Congressman Eric Sorenson of Illinois says the Securing and Understanding Our National Renewable Agriculture Yields for Energy, or SUNRAY, Act calls on USDA to identify and... Read More.

IL Congresswoman hopeful for Next Gen Fuels Act movement

One of the original cosponsors of the Next Generation Fuels Act is optimistic that the approval of year-round E15 for 2025 and beyond provides momentum for the bill. Illinois Congresswoman, and House Ag Committee member, Nikki Budzinski says the legislation would phase in higher... Read More.

Group of food companies led by ButcherBox opposes EATS Act

A group of food companies critical of legislation that addresses Proposition 12 is calling on Congress to take a closer look. Mike Salguero, founder of direct-to-consumer meat company ButcherBox, says more than 20 companies plan to send a letter to key congressional partners outlining... Read More.

Family Farm Preservation Act would protect future generations

Bipartisan legislation introduced in both chambers of the Illinois State Assembly Wednesday would reduce estate tax burdens for family farmers. During a news conference, House sponsor Sharon Chung says the bill would raise exemptions from $4 to $6 million to be more in line... Read More.

FAIR Labels Act would require imitation meat labels

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate to increase transparency of plant-based and cell-cultured protein products. Introduced by Republicans Representative Mark Alford of Missouri and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas, the Fair and Accurate Ingredient Representation on Labels Act... Read More.