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No work on FY25 budget until FY24 has passed Congress

Leaders on the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee say work can begin soon on next year’s spending bills if Congress can meet their upcoming deadline to pass the current fiscal year spending package. Chairwoman Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin says lawmakers will start hearings in the... Read More.

NFU President: a divided Congress holds up farm bill progress

There hasn’t been much movement on a new farm bill and National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says it’s not what’s in the bill that’s holding things up. “The current norm of divisiveness in Congress has seeped into our food and agriculture policy making... Read More.

Vilsack urges Congress to restore funding for WIC

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to fully fund the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). During a call with reporters Thursday, the Secretary said WIC is critical to providing nutrition and health support for those in need.  “Of... Read More.