Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 11.28

November 14, 2022 Contents Big Picture Overview  The Week Ahead  A Quick Look Back  Contact the Team  Big Picture Overview Congress  The Senate and House are both in session this week following the Thanksgiving holiday. As the Dec. 16 funding deadline approaches, Congress’ top priority for the lame-duck session will be the passage of the […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 11.14

November 14, 2022 Contents A Note from Michael Torrey  Big Picture Overview  The Week Ahead  A Quick Look Back  Contact the Team  A Note from Michael Torrey  While I no longer live on my family’s farm in Kansas, I’ve used the lessons I’ve learned about transformation and adapting to the changing times as the foundation […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 9.26

September 26, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook White House Conference on Hunger Nutrition, and Health On September 28, the White House will be hosting the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The Conference will be centered around five pillars: […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 9.19

September 19, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Rail Worker Contract Negotiations Last Thursday, the railroad worker strike was averted by a tentative agreement with the major rail carriers and unions. President Biden, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Agriculture Secretary […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 9.12

September 12, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Congressional Update The Senate is back in session, and the House will return on Tuesday, September 13. The Senate will continue to focus on moving judicial nominees through the confirmation process ahead of the […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 8.8

August 8, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Budget Reconciliation On a party line vote over the weekend, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act. This Democrat-led legislation includes over $40 billion in agriculture funding. In addition to the original $20 billion […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 8.1

August 1, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Appropriations On Thursday, Senate Democrat appropriators released all twelve fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills including a $195 billion bill to fund the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration. With $27.1 billion in discretionary funding, the ag […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 7.25

July 25, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill On Wednesday, July 20, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to discuss the importance of crop insurance and the vital role it plays in providing risk […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 7.18

July 18, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Appropriations Today, the House Rules Committee is considering a “minibus’ package of six annual appropriations funding bills for Fiscal Year 2023. Included in this package are the appropriations bills that provide funding for USDA […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 7.11

July 11, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill – Crop Insurance As the House returns from recess this week, there will be two Farm Bill hearings. On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “A 2022 […]