House Ag Leadership Discusses Agreements, Differences

COVID vaccine distribution, rural broadband, climate change, and racial equity were among the top issues House Ag leaders laid before USDA’s 97th Ag Outlook Forum last week. From his roots growing up on his grandfather’s farm, House Ag Chair David Scott described the plight of America’s black farmers through generations of discrimination and earlier slavery […]

For Livestock Producers, Vaccine Bank A Priority In 2023 Farm Bill

The livestock industry benefited from the 2018 Farm Bill, primarily with the development of a Food and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, as well as the establishment of the needed funding. Now as lawmakers look to start the crafting process of the 2023 Farm Bill, Allison Rivera of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says the vaccine […]

Time To Start Work On 2023 Farm Bill

It seems like yesterday the current Farm Bill was signed into law, but it’s already time to think ahead to 2023. Rod Bain takes a look at what various farm and food groups would like to see in the upcoming Farm Bill. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) […]

Economist Says Livestock Producers Need Insurance

American livestock producers need the equivalent of crop insurance. American Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton recently made that statement in front of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Meeting. Newton said that in the 2023 Farm Bill, we will need “careful consideration as to how we are reaching the livestock sector with crop insurance-like […]

With 2023 Farm Bill On The Horizon, Who Will Advocate For Farmers?

One of the biggest Ag issues this Congress will take up, or at least start, is the creation of the 2023 Farm Bill. During a recent roundtable discussion Michael Torrey, with Michael Torrey and Associates in Washington D.C., as well as Jay Truitt, of Policy Solutions LLC also in D.C., discussed what the farming community […]

Stabenow Ready To Get “American Ag Back On Track”

By the end of this week, Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow will return to her former position as Chair of the Senate Ag Committee. She noted she’s not not wasting any time, already reaching out to the Ranking Member John Boozman of Arkansas, as well as the U.S. Trade representative nominee. Stabenow said looking ahead to […]