National FFA charter update: Ag education is relevant today

· April 26, 2018

A new bill amending the National FFA charter hopes to keep FFA and agricultural education front and center in the nation’s education system. The bill was introduced in the House Tuesday by Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.), and Representative Jim Langevin (D-R.I.). Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Donnelly (D-Ind.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced […]

Iowa bill would dedicate $300M to water quality

· January 25, 2018

Iowa House lawmakers passed legislation this week, increasing state dollars to improve Iowa’s water quality, a hotly contested issue in the state since 2015. The House bill mirrors a bill passed by the Iowa Senate during the 2017 legislative session and now Senate File 512 awaits Governor Reynolds’s signature. The Iowa Corn Growers Association sees […]

West Virginia passes commercial hemp bill

· March 29, 2017

Licensed farmers can now grow hemp commercially in West Virginia after the House unanimously passed HB2453 Tuesday. Delegate Jeff Eldridge (D-Alum Creek) and Delegate Jim Butler (R-Henderson) introduced the bill on Feb. 15.  Under the new law, any person with a license can plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, and buy industrial hemp. To obtain […]

Agro-terrorism bill goes to full Senate for debate

· March 20, 2017

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) agro-terrorism bill was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) last week. Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced the bipartisan legislation with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Agro-terrorism, and other high-risk events, pose serious threats […]

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