Washington, D.C. Update

March 17, 2023

USRPA joins 400 agricultural organizations calling for sufficient farm bill budget resources

On Tuesday, USRPA, along with 400 agricultural organizations from across the country, signed a letter to House and Senate Budget Committee leadership advocating for sufficient farm bill funding. Read the full letter here.

Secretary Vilsack testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee

On Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee. During the hearing, Republican senators questioned Secretary Vilsack about increases in spending for nutrition programs due to changes at the Department. Republicans have voiced concern over how these changes will impact programs that support production agriculture. Democratic senators insisted there will be continued support across nutrition programs in the next farm bill. A recording of the hearing can be found here.

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