Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 6.13

June 13, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill – Crop Insurance Last Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing on Title 1 and Crop Insurance where four economists testified about the risk management tools […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 6.6

June 6, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook EPA Released Blending Requirements On Friday, the EPA released mandates for the volume of biofuels oil refiners are obligated to blend for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The final rule keeps intact the agency’s effort to end […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 5.23

May 23, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Ukraine Supplemental Spending On Thursday, the Senate passed the $40 billion supplemental spending bill to address the war in Ukraine, with an 86-11 vote, and it was signed into law by President Biden over the weekend. […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 5.16

May 16, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Administration Announces New Crop Production Incentives  While visiting a soybean farm in Kankakee, Illinois last Wednesday, President Biden announced new actions his Administration will take to address rising food prices and costs for farmers. These actions […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 5.9

May 9, 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 Last week, the White House announced that it will hold a conference in September to rally the public and private sectors around a coordinated, whole-of-government strategy to accelerate […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 5.2

May 2, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill    On Friday, the Senate Agriculture Committee launched its farm bill hearings at Michigan State University with a field hearing entitled, “Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill Perspectives from Michigan.” The committee heard […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 4.25

April 25, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill    The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is beginning its farm bill process with afield hearing in Lansing, Michigan on Friday, April 29 entitled “Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 4.4

April 4, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Ocean Shipping Reform The Senate passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act on Thursday by voice vote. The bill represents the first significant reform of the regulations governing the movement of goods at U.S. ports and addresses criticisms […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 3.28

March 28, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook President’s FY2023 Budget President Joe Biden released the FY 2023 budget proposal, totaling $5.8 trillion yesterday. The budget would provide $31.13 billion in discretionary spending for USDA for the next fiscal year, $2.6 billion […]

Weekly Food and Agriculture Update – 3.21

March 21, 2022 Contents Big Picture Outlook Thoughts from Team Torrey The Week Ahead A Quick Look Back Big Picture Outlook Farm Bill As conversations continue on the 2023 Farm Bill, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on Wednesday titled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Role of USDA Programs in Addressing […]