Aug. 28 2023
What we call the farm bill impacts the U.S. food system far beyond the farm. In fact, roughly three-quarters of the bill’s efforts often go to nutrition and anti-hunger programs, and those discussions...
Aug. 22 2022
After the COVID-19 pandemic prompted an 18-month delay in routine animal care evaluations under FARM Version 4.0, implementation has been under way for a year
May 23 2022
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, the 2018 Farm Bill was just over one year old, with key provisions just beginning to be implemented
Feb. 4 2021
“Senator (John) Boozman (R-Ark.) and I both feel very strongly that we move forward the child nutrition bill that is supposed to be reauthorized every five years,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow...
Feb. 1 2021
“We want to move forward aggressively,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who is the incoming chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Nov. 9 2020
Roughly a quarter of U.S. milk was covered under Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and about 13% was insured under Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2020, said Tiffany LaMendola of Blimling and Associates
Oct. 7 2019
“In America, the big get bigger and the small go out,” said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue when answering a reporter’s question at a press conference during the opening day of World Dairy...
April 29 2019
The countdown is on. Over the course of the next 60 days, dairy farmers must determine if they will sign up for the 2018 Farm Bill’s signature dairy program — Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC)
April 12 2019
USDA has made the ailing dairy economy a high priority and will work diligently to roll out the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) safety net with milk prices at decade-low levels
March 11 2019
Though sign up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program does not begin until June, payment calculations are already underway
March 4 2019
“If they can hold on, help is on the way thanks to the farm bill,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue firmly stated to the House Committee on Agriculture
Jan. 11 2019
Congress stepped up in a big way when it passed the 2018 Farm Bill in late December
Jan. 7 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill has significantly changed the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) that was introduced in the 2014 Farm Bill
Dec. 21 2018
Congress and the president stepped up in a big way when they passed the 2018 Farm Bill . . . officially called the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
Dec. 17 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill recently passed by Congress offers significant changes to the dairy safety net relative to the safety net included in the 2014 Farm Bill
Sept. 24 2018
“The farm bill is an interesting piece of legislature,” said Mark Stephenson, the director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aug. 13 2018
It’s conference time in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives when it comes to a new farm bill
July 16 2018
I know everything is political now, and there is no patience for a farm bill policy discussion
Nov. 27 2017
“Dairy and cotton have been targeted as the two commodity programs for improvements in the next Farm Bill,” said Paul Bleiberg
Aug. 14 2017
What does the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue say is a “must” for dairy farmers in the next farm bill?