Ag leaders lobby for better risk management programs at U.S. House farm bill hearing
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
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.
USDA sec battles with Pa.’s Thompson, Republicans over costs of federal nutrition programs
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
The Indigenous leaders also talked about investing in on-reservation USDA work training initiatives.
U.S. House Ag panel hears industry complaints on regulations, scant crop insurance
'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
'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
The bulk of the food assistance programs included in the farm bill nutrition title consists of SNAP benefits.
Ag Sec Redding looks back on eight years of progress and challenges as Wolf admin winds down
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has served the commonwealth under the Wolf administration for the last eight years. In that time, Redding, of Adams County, led efforts to create the first-ever state Farm Bill, bolster Pennsylvania’s agricultural workforce, support the mental health of farmers and agricultural producers, incorporate sustainable practices at farms across the commonwealth, make Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement self-sustaining, and to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress
WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals—but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive legislation in 2023 […]
Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate on Capitol Hill
Republicans cast climate priorities as deference to ‘new world religion.’
Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?
U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, could help lead the debate in the House next year if the GOP prevails in the midterms.
Rural broadband is a farm bill focus during U.S. House hearing
By Jared Strong The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for federal assistance to develop high-speed internet connectivity in all parts of the country, members of a U.S. House subcommittee agreed this week as they reviewed provisions that are likely to be included in the next farm bill. “I represent a largely rural district in north-central, […]