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Senate passes bill to get say in national security tariffs

· July 12, 2018

By a vote of 88 to 11 Wednesday, the Senate adopted a non-binding motion giving Congress a say before the president can levy tariffs for national security purposes under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said they will continue to […]

Senate passes their Farm Bill with 86-11 vote

· June 28, 2018

The swift passage of the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill today brought shouts of support from the ag community. The Senate voted 86-11 to pass their $428 billion Farm Bill, which made no major changes to the SNAP program. The passage was met by strong approval in the ag community. “American Farmland Trust applauds […]

Ag urges Senate to drop Farm Bill crop insurance amendments

· June 22, 2018

The National Association of Wheat Growers, along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the Senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the Farm Bill moves to the floor. “In the letter, NAWG states its opposition to harmful amendments that would […]

U.S. Senate Ag Committee rolls out their version of Farm Bill

· June 11, 2018

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee leaders found common ground to release their version of the Farm Bill Friday. The Committee will meet to consider the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on June 13. “When Ranking Member Stabenow and I started this journey in Manhattan, Kansas, last year, we made a commitment to make tough choices and […]

Senate Democrats: Trump budget cuts will harm rural America

· May 31, 2017

On Tuesday, 29 U.S. Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Trump expressing strong concerns over recent actions that would have negative impacts on families in rural America. Last week, President Trump issued a budget proposal calling for drastic cuts that would undermine the important rural development mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). […]

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. […]

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