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Groups call for farm bill farm and food business technical assistance

More than 135 organizations are calling for farm and food business technical assistance in the farm bill. The groups sent a letter to leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, calling for dedicated funding... more »

USApple visits White House to talk trade, labor

The U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors recently met with White House policy staff to discuss critical issues, including trade and labor. Sixteen USApple board members from across the country visited the White House March... more »

IFPA outlines Farm Bill priorities, from tech to food safety

The International Fresh Produce Association supports recommendations delivered to Capitol Hill by the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), including funding for produce prescriptions, specialty crop research and to help produce companies comply with food... more »

State ag departments group sets 2023 federal policy focus

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has established its federal policy goals for 2023. NASDA members, the state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, hand-selected seven issues to serve as the organization’s... more »

Purdue report highlights grower challenges

Following a year of economic shocks that included supply chain disruptions, global conflicts, tight margins and historic inflation, Purdue ag economists are forecasting what farmers could face next. Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics staffers... more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance outlines farm bill principles

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, has released its statement... more »

American Agri-Women share Farm Bill recommendations

American Agri-Women released the recommendations of their Farm Bill Task Force this week. AAW President Heather Hampton-Knodle said their philosophy is to focus on fundamentals of on-farm flexibility, access to capital and programs and promotion... more »

Farm bill could pass this week

The House and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee on Tuesday approved a farm bill conference report, the final report to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or H.R. 2. The House and Senate are... more »

Congress nearing a deal for Farm Bill

Congressional negotiators have reached a tenative agreement that could send the Farm Bill to the President for a signature. The bill technically expired earlier this year, and its renewal has been hung up on policy... more »

Congress committees focused on finishing Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee concluded its first public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Senators and representatives spoke about the necessity of completing the Farm Bill, which technically expires at the month's end, and their... more »

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