Pat Roberts

Farm Bill hearing: Crop insurance critical for survival

· July 25, 2017

In what was the Senate Agriculture Committee’s largest Farm Bill hearing in the 115th Congress, the Committee heard Tuesday from agriculture producers, general farm organizations, crop insurance professionals, as well as agriculture lenders on what is working and what needs to be changed in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. “This year, I’ve met with agriculture […]

Bipartisan bill aims to help farmers purchase new machinery

· June 26, 2017

Need a new tractor? U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery by amending the U.S. tax code to permanently set a five-year depreciation schedule for certain agricultural […]

Agro-terrorism bill one step closer to signed

· May 30, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Senate approved legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in the Senate and U.S. […]

Roberts, Stabenow ask Canada be open on pricing program

· May 17, 2017

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., had some words of advice regarding the Canada dairy pricing policies for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The senators sent a letter requesting continued engagement with the Canadian government regarding Canada’s […]

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