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Sen. Baldwin encouraged by Senate farm bill outline

A Wisconsin senator is encouraged by what is included in their farm bill outline. Democrat Tammy Baldwin tells Brownfield her Dairy Business Innovation Act is part of Chair Debbie Stabenow’s outline. She says, “It’s something that really puts tools in the hands of farmers... Read More.

Senate Ag GOP releases framework for upcoming farm bill

The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee says the Republican-drafted framework of the farm bill puts farmers first. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas says the framework released Tuesday modernizes the farm safety net, facilitates the expansion of access to overseas markets, makes significant investments... Read More.

Cosmosphere Mentioned Prominently in Senate Resolution

By the Cosmosphere HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A recent resolution in the U.S. Senate supporting May 3, 2024, as National Space Day mentioned the Cosmosphere prominently. The resolution, passed on April 30, 2024, by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne... Read More.

Senate Republicans weigh in on H-2A costs

A Senate Ag Committee member says Republicans are calling for a wage freeze to the H-2A program. Indiana’s Mike Braun tells Brownfield the Department of Labor is setting minimum wages for H-2A quest workers farmers can’t afford. “It’s been complicated even more by what’s going... Read More.

Senate passes CRA on Paraguayan beef imports

The US Senate has passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to override the Biden administration’s decision to resume beef imports from Paraguay despite animal health concerns. The CRA, introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) passed with a bipartisan, 70-25,... Read More.

Senate Ag Committee members introduce Farm Transition Act

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would help farmers transition farmland ownership and address current barriers. Senate Ag Committee member Mike Braun, an Indiana Republican, tells Brownfield more than 370 million acres of farmland are estimated to change hands over the next... Read More.

Senate Ag Dems see opportunity in IRA conservation money

Can Senate Ag Committee Democrats come to a bipartisan agreement on farm bill conservation funding?  Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown tells Brownfield what Republicans are proposing in the Senate Ag Committee could be workable if it’s done right. “Some Democrats like me say it’s okay... Read More.

Wisconsin Senate passes two ag-related tax exceptions

The Wisconsin State Senate has passed two bills that would allow Evansville and Stevens Point to assist agriculture-related development projects. Senate Bill 787 would allow Evansville to offer tax incremental financing assistance for a proposed CHS soybean crushing plant on the city’s southeast side. ... Read More.