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House Subcommittee Evaluates USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs

By Coleman Garrison On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held its first hearing of the new Congress, welcoming Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Matt Lohr and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce to review the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm bill conservation programs. Each…… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Urban Conservation

Urban agriculture is a small but growing sector of the agriculture industry. Urban producers face both challenges familiar to any farmer, like accessing land and credit, as well as challenges unique to the urban setting – like soil contamination. The 2018 Farm Bill included several provisions designed to increase urban agricultural production and tackle challenges…… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Forestry

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  On December 20, 2018,…… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: RCPP

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  Changes Coming to RCPP…… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: EQIP

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  The Environmental Quality Incentives…… Continue reading →

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 →

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