farm bill

GOP May Take Cue on TPP From Trump

Moderates Could Become Farm Bill Power Houses

Roll Call sat down with Rep. Collin C. Peterson to discuss major issues facing the farm community this year. Asked how the make up of the House will set the stage for passage of the farm bill, Peterson emphasized the important role moderates like him will play.

American Farm Bureau Backs Voluntary GMO Labeling

Crop Insurance Fix Likely Coming Down the Road

Cornyn says senators working to address crop insurance concerns. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)


Updated 5:07 p.m. | Farm-state lawmakers have been assured by leaders that a provision in the bipartisan budget deal that would trim the federal crop insurance subsidy program will be replaced down the road, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman John Thune confirmed Wednesday afternoon.  

Vilsack, Shaheen Visit the Farm

Vilsack joined Shaheen for Tuesday's announcement in New Hampshire. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

LOUDON, N.H. | Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at a hilltop farm here Tuesday to tout new federal grants.  

"We have one of the highest percentages in the country of our farmers engaging directly with consumers who buy their products, and the whole farm-to-table movement has been very influential, I think, in encouraging people to ... make sure that they buy much as they can directly from the farm," Shaheen said.  

Obama Set to Sign Farm Bill at Stabenow's Alma Mater (Updated)

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Updated 4:44 p.m. | It took longer than any of the negotiators or stakeholders would have hoped, but at the end of the day, the farm bill coalition held together.  

The Senate cleared the conference report reauthorizing agriculture and nutrition programs for five years on a 68-32 vote Tuesday.  

Farm Bill Negotiators Reach Deal, Stabenow Says

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The top four leaders negotiating a new farm bill have reached agreement, Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said Monday.  

The Michigan Democrat told reporters that signatures still needed to be gathered from conferees before filing the report. Once that happens, the House Rules Committee is expected to meet to get the conference report set for House floor consideration no later than Wednesday.  

Farm Bill, Military Sexual Assault, Nominations on Reid's Agenda

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Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday his plans for the chamber's business for next month — warning of the potential for another long slog on nominations.  

"The Senate must also consider a number of critical national security and judicial nominations in the coming weeks," Reid said. "With the help of my Republican colleagues, we could process these nominations swiftly and painlessly, without late nights or weekend votes, but as always it will depend on the level of cooperation we receive from the Republicans."