Lawmakers mull margin protection, permanent disaster program for crops – June 10, 2022

Lawmakers mull margin protection, permanent disaster program for crops Concerned by rising production costs and the longevity of sky-high commodity prices, farm-state lawmakers floated margin protection for crop growers and standby farm disaster programs on Thursday for inclusion in the 2023 farm bill. However, farm bill funding may be tight,… Continue reading

Vilsack: Transform food system with more processors and local marketing – June 2, 2022

Vilsack: Transform food system with more processors and local marketing The pandemic exposed the weaknesses of a food system built around large-volume production and national supply chains, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday. As a remedy, he said, the USDA would help independent processors start up or expand their… Continue reading