Washington DC Update: FY 2021 Appropriations

The House is currently considering the FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill as part of a four-bill, $259.5 billion spending package that includes Agriculture-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and State-Foreign Operations. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee approved 132 amendments for debate. The Agriculture Appropriations bill funds important food and agriculture programs Read more…

Farm Bill Update

The naming of Senate farm bill conferees was left undone this week.  Negotiations over numbers and naming of conferees, in addition to farm policy issues not contained in the current farm bills under consideration, were rumored to be in active discussions.  The Senate left Thursday with these issues unresolved but Read more…