WICHITA, Kan. — Those who haven't and need to have and extension until 11:59 p.m. ET today, Aug. 14, 2023, to file the PACT Act claim—or submit the intent to file—and be eligible for benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. You can take advantage of... Read More.
A farm credit cooperative is pushing for the Investing in Rural America Act to be included in the next farm bill. Compeer Financial chief mission officer John Monson says the bill streamlines partnerships with local lenders. “The farm credit system has lead the way in... Read More.
New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would expand federal dollars to support state nutrition programs and local food purchases. Co-sponsor Dan Kildee, a Michigan Democrat, tells Brownfield the bill would expand the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program which provides funding for projects that... Read More.
Bipartisan legislation that has been introduced in the US Senate would ensure that the last mile of rural acreage can be connected to high-speed broadband. Kip Eideberg, senior vice president of government and industry relations with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says it will... Read More.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to ensure farm payments only go to actively engaged farmers. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tells Brownfield he and Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown are reintroducing the Farm Program Integrity Act to set sound and enforceable payment... Read More.
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.
A new bill in the Senate would increase transparency and oversight of foreign investments in U.S. farmland. During a recent press call, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley said foreign ownership is on the rise. “Any competition for that land from out of the country is a... Read More.
U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson says she’s backing a bill that would prevent states from regulating interstate trade and agricultural practices. “American’s need access to cheap and affordable protein,” she said. “The way to make it more expensive during a time of high inflation is... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.