NCBA: Cattle Contract Library Act Good News For The Cattle Industry

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased that the Cattle Contract Library Act introduced last week by South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson and Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar. Tanner Beymer the Director of Government Affairs and Marketing Regulatory Policy with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said this bipartisan piece of legislation is good news for the […]

NMPF Pleased With Effort To Make Dairy Producers Eligible For H-2A

Last week, the National Milk Producers Federation expressed their pleasure with an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, proposed by representatives Dan Newhouse and Henry Cuellar that will allow the dairy industry to participate in the H-2A program. NMPF’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations Paul Bleiberg, said the amendment is very important to the […]

Newhouse-Cuellar Amendment Would Allow All Of Agriculture To Participate In H-2A

On Tuesday, central Washington’s Dan Newhouse and Henry Cuellar from south Texas introduced the 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The legislation, approved by the House Committee on Appropriations would allow the H-2A program to be used year-round in Fiscal Year 2022. Allowing the program to be used year-rounds would open it to additional sectors of […]

Bill Would Allow State-inspected Meat Sales Across State Lines

New legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would allow state-inspected meat sales across state lines through e-commerce. The bill introduced last week by South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson and Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar, would allow small producers and processors more options to directly market to consumers. The legislation, according to Johnson, “cuts through red […]

Newhouse Calling For Help For Specialty Crop Producers

As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus, Dan Newhouse and others are calling on the USDA to help specialty crop producers. Newhouse was joined by fellow Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, as well as Democrats Jimmy Panetta of California and Henry Cuellar of Texas, writing a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue calling […]

Last Minute Demands Further Complicate USMCA Passage

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has an unlikely ally in Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas when it comes to a last-minute push for changes to USMCA.  The two are pushing to strip the trade pact of language shielding internet companies from liability over user-generated content.   The protection has come under scrutiny in […]