The chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade is frustrated by how long the dispute process over Mexico’s GM corn ban is taking. Nebraska Republican Adrian Smith says the U.S. Trade Representative has chosen a timeline that is unnecessary. “It’s taken... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS — U.S. Congressman Tracey Mann is making 16 stops through Kansas this week starting today, Aug. 1 through Thursday Aug. 3. Mann plans to visit with Kansans and listen to their thoughts and concerns to represent the Big... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
A US Representative is calling for lawmakers and USDA to intervene and potentially block Chinese purchases of American farmland. Nebraska Congressman Mike Flood tells Brownfield the U.S. is working to upgrade some of its Midwestern Air Force bases surrounded by farmland. “There’s been interest... Read More.
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.
A member of Congress is asking the U.S. Trade Representative to hold trading partners accountable. U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra is a Republican from Iowa. “Whether it be USMCA, whether it be finishing out the Phase One and going to the Phase Two trade deal (with China).... Read More.