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CRP Reform Act introduced in U.S. Senate

Bipartisan legislation to scale back the Conservation Reserve Program is being introduced in the U.S. Senate. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says he and New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker are teaming up on the CRP Reform Act. “The bill will fundamentally change CRP from enrolling prime... Read More.

Cattle market reform bill reintroduced into the Senate

A bill that would restore transparency and accountability in the cattle markets has been reintroduced in the 118th Congress. The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2023 would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with additional market information, including a permanent cattle... Read More.

No resolution on ag labor reform

The National Potato Council is disappointed Congress couldn’t reach an agreement on ag labor reform in the lame duck session. CEO Kam Quarles says it was too heavy of a lift to include in the year-end spending package. “The second part: unfortunately, agriculture was... Read More.

AFBF outlines dairy reform needs

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released milk pricing reform and dairy policy recommendations. Economist Danny Munch tells Brownfield the organization’s dairy working group is calling for a return to the higher-of formula in calculating Class I milk.   “Given that this change was so... Read More.