It continues to be noted that on a global playing field, the United States ag producers seem to be the black sheep. While we are a ag production powerhouse, those who hold power over seem to wield it in the direction of other nations who are allowed to dump their products into our markets, sometimes without distinction to American consumers, like in the case of beef; yet close the doors to our products such as the case for dairy. [READ MORE…]
As consumers empty their carts onto the checkout lines at their local grocery stores and supermarkets this year, they’re likely to see increased costs for certain goods. To make matters worse, little of that increase is being passed on to America’s family farmers and ranchers. [READ MORE…]
The wheels in Washington DC are back to turning out some Farm Bill progress. While no one is placing bets on a finishing timeline, we are at least getting whispers of negotiations and some news of bills inching higher up the priority board. [READ MORE…]
No matter the outcomes of these cases, the judicial branch depends on the executive branch to enforce court decisions, which may add another layer of difficulty to creating the change that needs to happen. [READ MORE…]
I have a lot to bring you today from our nation’s capital!
Here is what we know. The House of Representatives is in the midst of intraparty turmoil in the GOP. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., became the first House Speaker in history to lose his position as a motion to vacate passed on a 210-216 vote with eight Republicans and every Democrat voting to remove McCarthy.
The USDA is finding themselves in hot water again over their handling of commodity checkoff funds. After a large coalition of industry groups called them out for not reporting the dairy checkoff audits in a timely fashion, as according to the law they are supposed to be reported to US dairy farmers annually, now some lawmakers are raising the same question.
According to a recent press release, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced legislation to stop the Biden administration from lifting a ban on imports of sheep and goat products until accurate studies show the possibility of contamination or transmission of diseases have been completely eliminated. [READ MORE…]