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Rep. Nunn introduces Revitalizing Rural Communities Act

AUDIO: Congressman Zach Nunn – Revitalizing Rural Communities Act A new bill in the House would increase investments in agricultural communities. U.S. Congressman Zach Nunn says he’s co-authoring the Revitalizing Rural Communities Act. “For a smaller community, rural infrastructure doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “But... Read More.

FRIDGE Act introduced in U.S. House

A bill in the U.S. House would help establish new trade markets by expanding cold storage capacity. Iowa Republican Randy Feenstra tells Brownfield, “When you start thinking of our dairy, beef, chicken, turkey, and pork, they all need refrigeration,” he said. “We cannot export... Read More.

Peters calls for SWAT Act in farm bill

A U.S. Senator wants the farm bill to help farmers stop an invasive pest threatening the production of soft fruits. Michigan Democrat Gary Peters, along with U.S. Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Braun of Indiana, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, has reintroduced the... Read More.

Ricketts backs EATS Act

U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts says support is growing for a bill that would prohibit state and local governments from interfering with the production of agricultural goods in other states. “We have got to make sure we’re sticking up for our producers,” he said. The Nebraska... Read More.

COVER Act incentivizes cover crop adoption

The CEO of an ag bioscience company is hopeful the COVER Act will be included in the next farm bill. Dr. Oliver Peoples with Yield10 Bioscience tells Brownfield the legislation incentivizes the adoption of cover crops. “Just for the environmental benefits of them, reducing nutrient... Read More.