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 FY2023 Omnibus. Other priorities include passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Marriage Equality Act. On top of that, Congress will likely have to intervene with a legislative fix for rail worker contracts to avoid a strike starting on Dec. 9.

USDA

USDA is launching the 2022 Census of Agriculture. Survey codes have been mailed to U.S. farmers and ranchers with sales of at least $1,000 in agricultural products. Paper copies will be mailed in December. The deadline for completed surveys is Feb. 6. The census is completed every five years, and results for 2022 are set to be released in early 2024.

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, November 30 

  • 10:00AM: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on why Congress needs to act: lessons learned from the FTX collapse

Thursday, December 1

  • 10:00AM: Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works hearing on putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to work: the private sector perspective

A Quick Look Back

Contact the Team

Feel free to contact Michael Torrey, Tara Smith, Cassandra Kuball, James Glueck, Barbara Patterson, Katie Naessens, Caroline Snell, Danielle Nelson, Julie McClure, Ashley Willits, Perry Harlow, or Tracy Boyle with any questions or comments. 

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