Farm Bill News

Abuse of agricultural trade aid costs U.S. taxpayers

In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Market Facilitation Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has administered this aid to provide short-term relief to producers who are feeling the effects of ongoing trade disputes with foreign governments.

Top 5 of 2018: Senate farm bill, unpacked

It's official! The first day of 2019 is here. What better way to kick it off than with a look at our most viewed post in 2018, authored by Anna Johnson, our policy manager.

This piece takes a look at... you guessed it... the farm bill. In our top post of 2018, Anna takes a deep dive into the Senate version of the farm bill which passed at the end of June. 

Top 5 of 2018: Your voice is needed to stop harmful farm bill

Today, we share number three in our top five posts countdown, a blog asking for your help. Last spring, the U.S. House of Representatives planned a vote on their version of the farm bill. This particular vote failed, which was a small victory in the year-long farm bill fight. Remember, your voice makes a difference. Thanks to Anna Johnson, our policy manager, for writing this blog post.

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