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Pork group outlines farm bill priorities

A regional director for the National Pork Producers Council, serving Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin, says securing farm bill funds for foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness remains a top priority for the organization. Staff member Luke Wall tells Brownfield there are also other priorities.... Read More.

NCBA sets priorities for upcoming year

The membership of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association set their policy priorities for the coming year.  NCBA’s newly installed president, Mark Eisele of Wyoming says addressing the estate tax issued will be front and center. “We’d like to keep those levels where they are... Read More.

Stabenow says more farm bill priorities are coming

The Chair of the Senate Ag Committee says she plans to release more priority areas for the next farm bill soon. Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow tells Brownfield her first letter in mid-January to lawmakers was only focused on possible crop insurance improvements. “There’s a lot... Read More.

NASDA sets policy priorities for 2024

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has set five policy priorities for 2024. NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says the issues are 2024 Farm Bill, food safety, labor reform, pesticide regulation, and the chemical complex known as PFAS. “It’s a fairly democratic process. ... Read More.

Iowa Farm Bureau outlines legislative priorities

Tax reform, landowner protections, and modernizing the state’s Grain Indemnity Fund are legislative priorities for Iowa Farm Bureau. President Brent Johnson says Governor Reynolds addressed some of those issues during last week’s State of the State speech. “It’s clear now that she wants to reduce... Read More.

NeFU discusses farm bill timeline, priorities

The president of the Nebraska Farmers Union says farmers and ranchers need the next farm bill to get done in a timely fashion. John Hansen tells Brownfield a new five-year farm bill would give producers clarity about the status of farm programs to make... Read More.