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Trade agreements, access to foreign markets debated in U.S. Senate farm bill hearing

BY: - February 2, 2023

WASHINGTON – In its first meeting of the new congressional session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry gathered Wednesday for a hearing on the trade and horticulture titles in the upcoming farm bill.  The legislators prioritized enforcing the nation’s agricultural trade agreements, expanding access to international markets and supporting underserved producers.  “The […]

U.S. House agriculture leaders discuss anti-hunger measures in upcoming farm bill

BY: - January 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — The new Republican chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and a top Democrat on the panel on Wednesday laid out anti-hunger initiatives Congress could tackle in the upcoming farm bill. During a panel discussion, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, the new head of the Agriculture Committee, said he believes members of […]

John Boozman sails to victory for third term in U.S. Senate

BY: and - November 8, 2022

Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman won a third six-year term Tuesday, and if Republicans retake control, he is likely the next chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The Associated Press declared him the winner over Democrat Natalie James and Libertarian Kenneth Cates shortly after the polls closed at 7:30 p.m.  At 9:32 p.m., with 57% […]

Black farmer with digital tablet in crop field

Climate funding in the farm bill a target if GOP controls Congress

BY: - November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals—but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the legislation in 2023 […]

Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate

BY: - September 20, 2022

WASHINGTON —   As lawmakers begin envisioning the next farm bill, some U.S. House Republicans are wary of making climate change a priority for farmers and ranchers. The pushback from Republicans at a Tuesday hearing came as the Biden administration has tried to make significant new investments in climate change mitigation on farmland, last week […]

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) speaks during a press conference on inflation, at the Russell Senate Office Building on Feb. 16, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Boozman will play key role in farm bill no matter who controls Senate

BY: - August 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Sen. John Boozman will likely spend at least another six years as the state’s senior U.S. senator, if he wins reelection — a tenure that will place him atop the Senate’s Agriculture committee just as lawmakers undertake drafting the mammoth farm bill.  The measure, passed every five years and expected to cost […]

Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?

BY: - August 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture committees will draft a new federal farm bill that will shape food, farm, conservation and nutrition programs across the country for the next five years. The omnibus law that began 90 years ago as crop supports now has […]