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HPAI bill introduced in U.S. Senate

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would ensure poultry producers are financially protected when a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak occurs. Republican U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts of Nebraska says the legislation would expand the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s compensation program. “What this... Read More.

Senate appropriations advance ag budget before break

The Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously advanced the Fiscal Year 2024 ag budget before leaving Washington D.C. for a two-week recess. Ag Appropriations Ranking Member John Hoeven tells Brownfield the near $26 billion budget invests in ag research and nutrition while saving money from... Read More.

Senate advances debt ceiling bill

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would raise the debt ceiling while reducing overall government spending on Thursday. The bill includes a temporary expansion of work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The agreement is now headed to President Biden’s desk for... Read More.