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NACD’s Take: The Final 2018 Farm Bill Agreement

On Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the text and conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. NACD staff have been busy analyzing the bill to see how our priorities fared. Passing a bill is only the first step, and we look forward to working with the committee, Congress and…… Continue reading →

What the Elections Mean for the Farm Bill

By NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison On Tuesday, Nov. 6, as a result of mid-term elections, the House of Representatives flipped to Democrat control while Senate Republicans added to their ranks. While several races are still outstanding, the election went mostly as political pundits predicted. As of today, Republicans have picked up three…… Continue reading →

2014 Farm Bill Expiration: What’s Next?

By NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison As the 2014 Farm Bill expiration quickly approaches, NACD has ramped up communication efforts with policymakers to determine the next steps. Based on the conversations with congressional staff and House and Senate Agriculture Committees leaders’ statements, it is likely the Sept. 30, 2018, expiration date will come…… Continue reading →

NACD’s Take: The 2018 Senate Farm Bill

By NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison On Friday, June 8, the Senate Ag Committee released its 2018 Farm Bill (S. 3042), and the legislation passed out of committee on Wednesday, June 13. NACD staff have been busy analyzing the bill to see how our priorities fared. We look forward to working with the…… Continue reading →

NACD’s Take: The 2018 House Farm Bill

By Coleman Garrison, NACD Director of Government Affairs On Thursday, April 12, the House Ag Committee released its 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) and the legislation passed out of Committee on Wednesday, April 18. NACD staff have been busy analyzing the bill to see how our priorities fared. Many of our requests were incorporated into…… Continue reading →

NACD Government Affairs Update on Omnibus Bill

By Coleman Garrison Last week, Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill - that President Donald Trump signed into law - that avoided a government shutdown and funds the federal government through the end of the 2018 fiscal year. NACD releases appropriations requests around February of each year, and our organization is generally pleased with the…… Continue reading →

2017 End of Year Congressional Update

By Coleman Garrison As Congress wraps up its work for 2017 and NACD looks ahead to the new year, we wanted to let you know where things stand on a few topics. This week, Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown of the federal government by passing another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) which will fund the federal…… Continue reading →

NACD’s 2018 Farm Bill Requests

Over the past year and a half, NACD’s Farm Bill Task Force, currently chaired by NACD First Vice President Tim Palmer, has worked to create a set of policy requests for the 2018 Farm Bill. Starting with a survey of our members last summer, the Task Force created a set of principles that helped to…… Continue reading →

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