Andrew Walmsley

Pressure Mounts In D.C. To Get An Aid Bill Passed
Pressure Mounts In D.C. To Get An Aid Bill Passed
The farm sector will keep a close eye on D.C. this week, as the Trump administration and Congressional Democrats continue to work on a pre-election coronavirus pandemic relief deal. Fresh off what many are calling a major legislative win to replenish $30 billion in the Commodity Credit Corporation for Farm Bill programs and virus relief, Agriculture was pushing for a last-minute comprehensive dea
Additional Aid For Ag Community Becoming Less Likely
Additional Aid For Ag Community Becoming Less Likely
More pandemic relief for farmers, ranchers and others in the Ag community is looking like a long shot before the November elections. And on top of that, some Farm Bill money could be in jeopardy. A possible deal between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House to replenish $30 billion in CCC funds in exchange for more nutrition aid for kids, fell apart last week ...
AFBF Leaning On Congress To Address CCC
In a typical year, funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation is one of the least controversial items on Capitol Hill. However, as we’ve learned the hard way, 2020 is not your typical year. Andrew Walmsley, senior director of congressional relations with the American Farm Bureau, said CCC funding is in jeopardy unless Congress approves money that USDA needs to support farmer and ranchers. ...

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