USDA Looks Forward to Implementing the Farm Bill

USDA Looks Forward to Implementing the Farm Bill

Posted: Updated:

January 28, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) As the federal government returns to action for the next three weeks, the USDA looks to jump start work on implementing the Farm Bill. Although the measure passed last month, lawmakers predict it will take months to structure the farm programs. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he plans to “prioritize the dairy program” during upcoming oversight meetings. The government will remain open until February 15th. Most workers in the affected departments and agencies have missed two straight biweekly paychecks. Perdue says USDA employees will receive their back pay “as quickly as possible.”

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Low Dairy Prices and Oversupply Continue to Force Record Closings

    Low Dairy Prices and Oversupply Continue to Force Record Closings

    Thursday, April 18 2019 3:34 PM EDT2019-04-18 19:34:44 GMT

    The new federal farm bill offers relief to dairy farmers but may come too late for smaller dairy farmers as low prices continue. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson from Minnesota is looking to roll out the program before summer. 

    The new federal farm bill offers relief to dairy farmers but may come too late for smaller dairy farmers as low prices continue. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson from Minnesota is looking to roll out the program before summer. 

  • Washington Lawmakers Seek to Put a Moratorium on Agribusiness Mergers

    Washington Lawmakers Seek to Put a Moratorium on Agribusiness Mergers

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 3:00 PM EDT2019-04-17 19:00:17 GMT

    Consolidation in the agriculture industry has been a key issue among 2020 presidential hopefuls.

    Consolidation in the agriculture industry has been a key issue among 2020 presidential hopefuls.

  • Housing Shortage in Rural America

    Housing Shortage in Rural America

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 2:32 PM EDT2019-04-16 18:32:54 GMT

    Experts are looking to lawmakers to address the shortage of housing coming to farm country.

    Experts are looking to lawmakers to address the shortage of housing coming to farm country.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .