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As Dems Debate Build Back Better, Ag Waits
As Dems Debate Build Back Better, Ag Waits
Last week, President Biden failed to convince enough progressive members of his party to agree to his Build Back Better legislation, forcing House Speaker Pelosi to punt the effort last week, again leaving the farming community in limbo. Roughly $28 billion in conservation, rural development, and forestry aid, as well as $65 billion for rural broadband in a separate infrastructure bill, are once
House Ag Committee Dems Want Ag Spending Preserved
House Ag Committee Dems Want Ag Spending Preserved
House Ag Committee Chair David Scott and fellow Democrats sent a letter to House and Senate leadership asking them to preserve the Ag spending provisions in the Build Back Better Act. They point out that the provisions included in the agriculture portion of the Build Back Better Act will make transformative investments that will benefit agricultural producers and rural communities for years in are
House Democrats Says Infrastructure Bill Is Moving Forward
House Democrats Says Infrastructure Bill Is Moving Forward
The fate of a trillion-dollar Senate-passed infrastructure bill now rests on a commitment by House Democratic leaders to hold a late September vote, but still do so after a final budget package popular with progressives is ready. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern guaranteed their offer to Democratic moderates, to hold a vote on infrastructure, by a date certain ... Read M
Walmsley: COVID-19 Relief May Happen After Election Day
Walmsley: COVID-19 Relief May Happen After Election Day
It does not appear that Congress will take up a new coronavirus relief package before the November 3rd election, but a post-election deal with billions for agriculture and other sectors now appears much more likely. The Senate will vote this week on some $500 billion in relief, including more for Paycheck Protection for small businesses, unemployment, schools, and virus testing and tracing ... Re
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

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