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Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Joni Ernst of Iowa introduced bipartisan legislation last week to protect and expand access to high-speed internet in rural communities and encourage rural broadband investment. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowing them to submi
Ernst: Inflation Hitting All Corners Of Ag
Ernst: Inflation Hitting All Corners Of Ag
Inflation is "front and center" for agriculture and other sectors as D.C. lawmakers prepare for the November midterm elections.  Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said farm families, regardless of commodity, are feeling the pinch. “We are in a recession, and a lot of these families that normally are exhilarated by the thought of spending a week-and-a-half away from home with their livestock, with
Grassley, Klobuchar Lead Push for Avian Influenza Outbreak Funding
Grassley, Klobuchar Lead Push for Avian Influenza Outbreak Funding
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar led an effort this week for more funding to help address the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak. The Senators told the Senate Appropriations Committee leaders, “Although the virus poses minimal risk to human health, it has serious implications for U.S. po ...
Stabenow: We Continue To Work To Address Cattle Price Issues
Stabenow: We Continue To Work To Address Cattle Price Issues
Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow is non-committal so far on cattle market reforms proposed by other senators trying to boost competition and prices to independent producers. A fire at Tyson’s Holcomb, KS facility in 2019, followed by the pandemic have together sparked outrage by many over the big price spread between fed cattle and boxed beef, but Stabenow is making no promises on reforms. ... Rea

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