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House Ag Democrats committed to protecting IRA funds

Democrats on the U.S. House Ag Committee say they will not compromise their principles in a bipartisan farm bill. During a call with reporters Tuesday, Ranking Member David Scott of Georgia says Democrats do not support using Inflation Reduction Act funding for other intended... Read More.

USDA uses CCC funds for international food aid

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will make $2.3 billion available for international food aid through the Commodity Credit Corporation. CCC funds are used to implement specific programs established by Congress and are managed by a board of directors with the secretary of agriculture serving as... Read More.

The search continues for more farm bill funds

Ag lobbyist Randy Russell with the Russell Group says there’s still no new money for farm bill updates and lawmakers have some difficult decisions to make. “Those are the spending spending decisions for the spending reductions to pay for increases in priority programs. That’s... Read More.

Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub funds 8 more research projects

Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub has authorized additional research projects.  The hub, supported by 7.8 million dollars annually from the State of Wisconsin conducts research for land and water stewardship, enriching human health and nutrition, ensuring animal health and welfare, and growing farm businesses... Read More.

USDA will look into CCC funds after Senate Ag request

The USDA says it will explore using Commodity Credit Corporation funds as requested by U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee leaders for trade promotion and in-kind international food assistance. Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman recently sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read More.