D.C. Policy

America’s most talented acts in our studio, farm-to-school lunches, a first-gen farmer, and the latest agriculture policy in Washington and on beer labels!
The prospect of reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades has ignited a contentious debate, pitting conservation efforts against the concerns of local farmers and ranchers.
Capitol Hill witnessed debates yesterday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack confronted a barrage of questions from the House Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the USDA’s 2024-2025 budget and policy decisions.
The Senate Subcommittee on the Environment met this week to confront the complexities of PFAS contamination and its potential impacts on agriculture.
A recent surge of Chinese interest in acquiring American farmland prompted states to limit foreign corporate purchases — and is now garnering the attention of Capitol Hill.
Beyond entitlements, protecting conservation spending is another issue causing delays for lawmakers when it comes to the Farm Bill legislation.
While a one-year extension of the 2018 legislation is on the table, agricultural leaders are eager to make strides towards a new and improved bill.
Capitol Hill is abuzz with a crucial question: Can the Farm Bill be passed this year?
The USDA recently made a landmark decision aimed at enhancing transparency in labeling American products as a “Product of the U.S.A.”
What is “gross income from farming” for purposes of Chapter 12 (farm) bankruptcy – that is the topic of today’s Firm to Farm blog post by Roger McEowen.
In today’s Firm to Farm blog post, Roger McOwen breaks down the Court’s regulations on unconstitutional federal power and the ruling’s impact on BOI reporting.
It offers a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at fortifying the agricultural workforce.
House lawmakers find themselves at odds over the latest wildlife conservation proposal, the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act.
As stakeholders across the country discuss our current state of affairs, we hear from National Farmers Union President Rob Larew on their Farm Bill priorities and more.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture recently released its updated import and export projections, shedding light on the intricate dynamics influencing the agricultural market.
The Center for Biological Diversity launched a map project to reduce pesticide use near endangered species habitats. However, there are some concerns over the accuracy of the maps.
What can these facilities do to protect themselves? I wrote about this issue last spring, and since that time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has issued a significant opinion. That makes an update in order.
The upcoming year holds significant importance for the Climate Smart Commodities Program, as partnerships and data reporting take center stage, according to a top USDA official.