Tag Archives: farm bill

House Committee on Agriculture Advances the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024

From the National Association of Wheat Growers On May 23, the House Committee on Agriculture passed the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 (H.R. 8472) on a bipartisan vote of 33-21. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Keeff Felty made the following statement: “NAWG commends Chairman Thompson for moving the process forward and urges a bipartisan ... Read More »

House Republicans’ farm bill proposal ‘robs Peter to pay Paul,’ ag secretary says

From thehill.com The House Agriculture committee is trying to fund its farm bill proposals with “counterfeit money,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Wednesday morning. Vilsack spoke after a range of groups from across the political spectrum criticized House Republicans’ proposed farm bill, which seeks to direct tens of billions to subsidies for farmers of peanuts, rice and cotton. Read the rest ... Read More »

NAWG: ‘Still a lot of process questions’ around farm bill

From the Capital Press Recently released summaries from the House and Senate ag committees will move farm bill conversations along, a representative of the National Association of Wheat Growers says. House Ag Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., last week released a 5-page summary and Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., released a 90-page section-by-section document. Thompson is expected to release ... Read More »

WAWG applauds movement of 2024 Farm Bill legislation

As both the House and Senate ag committees released summaries of proposed farm bill legislation this week, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers is pleased and encouraged to see movement on this critical piece of legislation. “Washington wheat growers are thrilled to see forward progress on the 2024 Farm Bill and hope lawmakers can work together to pass a comprehensive, ... Read More »

Ag leaders detail farm bill plans

From dtnpf.com Prospective farm bill plans laid out in both the U.S. House and Senate would see some tweaks to reference prices, potentially allow some farmers to add new base acres and expand crop insurance coverage for farmers as well. After months of talks and delay, the leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees each laid out separate farm-bill ... Read More »

NAWG: Congress hopes for clear path to farm bill

From the Capital Press The next farm bill is high on lawmakers’ list of  priorities, but Congress must clear the path in order to make progress, according to the National Association of Wheat Growers. “With there being a couple fiscal cliffs in front of us, there’s a need to pass another stopgap spending measure – that does take precedent, just ... Read More »

Rep. Newhouse seeks market, export promotions in farm bill update

From the Center Square Expanding domestic market access and promoting exports of American farm products are among the provisions being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., as Congress considers reauthorization of the nationwide Farm Bill. “Trade continues to be critical for American farmers and ranchers, and American agricultural products are a key part of the global food supply,” Newhouse ... Read More »

Farm bill, pesticides top list of national issues to watch

By Trista Crossley Editor, Wheat Life Capitol Hill may seem far away, but what happens in Washington, D.C., has a direct impact on Eastern Washington farmers. Two National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) staff, Keira Franz, environmental policy advisor, and Jack Long, government relations representative, gave an “inside the beltway” perspective about Congress at the 2023 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention. ... Read More »

Farm bill timeline may depend on ‘dairy cliff’

From the Capital Press Since the 2018 Farm Bill expired, many farmers and others are wondering when the new legislation will be written, and that’s impossible to answer at this point. But a new farm bill will be written because of  what is called the “dairy cliff,” according to those familiar with the farm bill process. Read the rest of ... Read More »

Wheat Industry Applauds Senate’s American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023 

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) thank Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Sen. Pete Rickets (R-Neb.) for the introduction of the American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023 in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation would restore the original intent of the Food for Peace ... Read More »