Farm Policy News

Ag Secretary Vilsack Visits Niman Ranch Producers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack came to Iowa last month, and my son and I had a front row seat. The secretary spoke about farm policy and USDA initiatives to a network of family farmers raising natural pork for a specialty market.

Reductions Slash Investments in Rural Towns

Thousands of small business owners across the country have benefited from the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, and many of them don’t even know it. This program started giving loan capital and training grants to organizations, like the Center for Rural Affairs, who work with small business owners in rural areas.

Misguided Farm Bill Subsidizes the Rich, Shortchanges the Future of Rural America

This legislation does not reflect the priorities of rural America. It does not address the needs of the thousands of rural communities fighting to create a future for the next generation.

The farm bill developed by congressional agriculture committee leaders represents the worst aspects of federal policy and most misguided instincts of elected officials.


Get The Newsletter?