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House Appropriations subcommittee approves 2025 USDA funding cuts

A House Appropriations subcommittee is proposing more cuts to the USDA’s budget. During Tuesday’s markup of the 2025 budget, Ranking Member Sanford Bishop stressed the need to better fund the Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service. “This year, NASS was unable to complete... Read More.

Iowa House subcommittee passes poultry processing bill

A bill in the Iowa House would help increase processing opportunities for small-scale poultry processors and producers. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig proposed the legislation and tells Brownfield it would allow poultry establishments to perform official inspected and custom-exempt processing at the same facility. “If... Read More.