U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says he doesn’t anticipate the Senate marking up its version of the 2023 Farm Bill until after the current legislation expires in September. “It probably will be early October,” he says. He says there hasn’t been enough movement on... 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.
The U.S. Senate has voted to ban foreign adversaries from purchasing U.S. farmland and agricultural businesses. The amendment, passed by a 91-7 vote late Tuesday, will be included in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. Iowa Republican Chuck... Read More.
A new bill in the U.S. Senate aims to reduce wasteful spending by USDA. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says the USDA Spending Accountability Act that he introduced this week along with Indiana Republican Mike Braun and Kansas Republican Roger Marshall would limit the disbursal... Read More.
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.
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.
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.