Democrats Take House – November 7, 2018

Democrats Take the House

House elections stamp expiration date on GOP ‘welfare reform in the farm bill’ The midterm elections on Tuesday, giving Democrats control of the House beginning in January, effectively ended a Republican push for stricter SNAP work requirements in the 2018 farm bill. The elections could also be the jolt that… Continue reading

Does the Farm Bill Spell Disappointment? – September 27, 2018

Is the Farm Bill destined to Disappoint?

Farm bill, just another in a roster of disappointments? Senate and House negotiators tacitly acknowledged on Wednesday that the 2018 farm bill will be late, due to intractable disagreements. The delay could add the bill to a growing list of agricultural disappointments. Japan sets limit on ag access in trade… Continue reading

Fish Bill, Ag Sales, Farm Bill – September 13, 2018

Fish Bill looming

Looming renewal of ‘fish bill’ reveals industry-advocate divide More than 100 organizations submitted a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday asking them to oppose ocean aquaculture. The letter was delivered as the looming renewal of the “fish bill,” the Magnuson-Stevens Act, reveals divides between the fishing industry and environmentalists,… Continue reading

House Negotiations on SANP – September 7, 2018

Democrats Take the House

Two SNAP proposals in the House could cut enrollment by 8 percent, say researchers A nonpartisan research group says that two of the lesser-known provisions at issue during Senate-House negotiations over the 2018 farm bill could reduce food stamp enrollment by 8 percent. Those affected would include large numbers of… Continue reading