Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 2.13

February 13, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Farm Bill In the House, conversations on Farm Bill are heating up, with House Agriculture Committee Chairman GT Thompson (R-PA) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-GA) releasing dueling op-eds outlining their respective priorities and plans for the Farm Bill. Last Wednesday, Ranking Member Scott published a memo outlining the […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 2.6

February 6, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Tax Package Passes House Last week, Republicans and Democrats in the House overwhelmingly voted to pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 – a tax package agreed upon by House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR). To recap, […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 1.30

January 30, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations This week, both the House and Senate are back in session to continue appropriations discussions, as well as consider a tax package and a proposal on the southern border. On the appropriations front, Senate and House Appropriations Chairs Patty Murray (D-WA) and  Kay Granger (R-TX) announced […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 1.23

January 23, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations  Congress passed a third Continuing Resolution (CR) last week to extend government funding through March 1 for the Agriculture, Energy and Water, MilCon-VA, and Transportation-HUD spending bills and March 8th for all other federal agencies. The timing of the new CR could have an impact on […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 1.16

January 16, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations Over the weekend, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came to an agreement on a third Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open through early March. The CR again sets two funding deadlines, March 1 for the Agriculture, Energy […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 1.9

January 9, 2024 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations Update Congress returns in session this week as they face a January 19th deadline for the first tranche of appropriations bills, which includes the Agriculture-FDA; Energy and Water Development; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding levels.  Just days before Congress returned […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 12.12

December 12, 2023 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Farm Bill Last week, the House Agriculture Committee held a Member Day hearing where any Member of Congress could submit testimony  on issues within the Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction. Topics ranged across the entire scope of the agriculture and food system, with multiple Members commenting on Inflation Reduction […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 12.5

December 5, 2023 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Floor Updates  This week, both chambers will be in session with limited legislative days until the end of the year. Last week, the House voted to expel Representative George Santos (R-NY), making this the sixth time in history that a lawmakers was removed from Congress. This brings […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 11.28

November 28, 2023 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations Congress reconvenes this week after their recess period for the Thanksgiving holiday. To recap, a Continuing Resolution (CR) has been passed that extends funding through January 19 for appropriations pertaining to agriculture; energy and water; military construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 11.14

November 14, 2023 Contents What We’re Watching Congress  Appropriations Over the weekend, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled his proposal for a Continuing Resolution (CR) since current levels of funding are set to expire this Friday. This CR would take a two-tiered approach; the first tranche would extend funding through January 19th for appropriations bills pertaining […]