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Congressman questions lack of Milk Loss payments to cooperatives

A New York Congressman wants to know why dairy farmers and cooperatives impacted by storms have not received promised assistance. Republican Nick Langworthy told Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack during a House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday winter storm Elliot ravaged the northeast in December of... Read More.

Minnesota Congressman wants HPAI addressed in next farm bill

A U.S. Congressman who represents the top turkey-producing state in the country says the farm bill needs to account for highly pathogenic avian influenza. Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad tells Brownfield there should be additional resources for the National Veterinary Stockpile. “Also the testing and indemnification... Read More.

SD Congressman says U.S. Speaker election takes priority

A U.S. Congressman from South Dakota says don’t expect any work on the farm bill until a new Speaker of the U.S. House has been elected. Dusty Johnson tells Brownfield the last three weeks have been chaos and there’s a lot of unpredictability in... Read More.

MO Congressman wants different disaster relief approach

A U.S. Congressman from Missouri has introduced a bill to bring back the WHIP+ disaster relief program. The WHIP+ program was used for ad-hoc disaster relief until 2020, when USDA started using the Emergency Relief Program. Mark Alford says it’s still taking too long... Read More.

Congressman calls for broken broadband fix

A Wisconsin Congressman is critical of how broadband expansion has failed to progress in rural areas. Third District Republican Derrick Van Orden told a House Ag Committee hearing on closing the digital divide in rural America that government and private sector sources have spent... Read More.

Wisconsin Congressman seeks farm bill input

A Wisconsin Congressman and member of the House Ag Committee is asking for more farmer input on the next farm bill. Derrick Van Orden Representative Derrick Van Orden now has an online portal where he invites Wisconsin farmers to share their priorities.  The portal lets... Read More.

Congressman seeks fix in milk marketing regulations

A Wisconsin Congressman wants USDA to help fix a whole milk marketing regulation.  Derrick Van Orden During a House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry hearing Tuesday, freshman 3rd District Republican Derrick Van Orden asked USDA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt why the milkfat percentage of... Read More.

U.S. Congressman Max Miller forms Agriculture Advisory Council

The council meeting took place at Ohio State University’s Wooster Campus on Thursday. This is a provided photo of Congressman Miller touring the facilities. U.S. Congressman Max Miller has announced his Agriculture Advisory Council of farmers, livestock producers, agribusinesses, and representatives of other... Read More.