Adam Goldstein was the D.C. Bureau intern for States Newsroom. Goldstein was a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, studying digital reporting. He is originally from San Francisco, and loves swimming, cooking, and the San Francisco 49ers.
The U.S. is undergoing its worst bird flu outbreak ever. Is a poultry vaccine the answer?
By: Adam Goldstein - May 14, 2023
While bird flu likely poses little health danger to humans, it’s contributed to spikes in U.S. egg prices and decimated poultry flocks.
Rural lenders, crop insurance agents push for bolstered safety net at farm bill hearing
By: Adam Goldstein - May 5, 2023
'I would submit that it's the only viable risk management tool that our farmers have today,' William Cole, an industry advocate, said.
During U.S. Senate hearing, agriculture leaders urge a stronger farm safety net
By: Adam Goldstein - May 3, 2023
WASHINGTON — Farm and commodity trade association leaders lobbied for updating commodity programs and strengthening crop insurance programs at a Tuesday hearing of the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. The industry officials said federal crop insurance and the Department of Agriculture’s Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs are not serving as a “true […]
Ag leaders lobby for better risk management programs at U.S. House farm bill hearing
By: Adam Goldstein - April 27, 2023
The farm bill’s commodity insurance programs include the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, which protect farmers from poor growing seasons and low prices, respectively.
Congressional farm leaders split over work requirements for food aid, climate funds
By: Adam Goldstein - April 27, 2023
Thompson suggested the House Agriculture Committee could request the House Appropriations Committee reappropriate Inflation Reduction Act funds to the farm bill baseline, given the House’s jurisdiction over federal spending granted in Article I of the Constitution.
A pandemic experiment in universal free school meals gains traction in the states
By: Adam Goldstein - April 24, 2023
'When we feed our children, we’re feeding our future,' New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.
USDA sec battles with Pa.’s Thompson, Republicans over costs of federal nutrition programs
By: Adam Goldstein - March 29, 2023
The spending 'upended congressional consensus,' House Ag Committee Chairperson Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, said.
Native American agricultural leaders detail farm bill priorities at U.S. Senate hearing
By: Adam Goldstein - March 25, 2023
The Indigenous leaders also talked about investing in on-reservation USDA work training initiatives.
Limits on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland gain support in Congress, despite skepticism
By: Adam Goldstein - March 18, 2023
WASHINGTON — Bipartisan momentum is building in Congress to restrict China and other foreign adversaries from purchasing U.S. farmland, a reflection of a similar push by some states as well as apprehension over Chinese spy balloons, rising land prices and growing international competition. “Foreign ownership of agricultural land threatens small family farms and the overall […]
U.S. House Ag panel hears industry complaints on regulations, scant crop insurance
By: Adam Goldstein - March 1, 2023
'It is time to retire our dress shoes and put on our work boots,' U.S. Rep. Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson, R-15th District, said.
State ag officials push for on-time farm bill to fund slew of programs
By: Adam Goldstein - February 20, 2023
'It's just a responsibility we have to make sure that all of our producers, our economies, our communities of every size have a forward-looking and fully funded farm bill,' an official said
U.S. Senate panel spars over elevated food assistance spending in upcoming farm bill
By: Adam Goldstein - February 17, 2023
The bulk of the food assistance programs included in the farm bill nutrition title consists of SNAP benefits.