Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced a bill to modify new IRS rules they say make it too difficult for family farmers and small business owners to deduct equipment repair and supply expenses
In an unprecedented display of political polarization and congressional gridlock, Congress was unable to pass a 2012 farm bill, which later became known as the 2013 farm bill, and now will be dubbed the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON — The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.
WASHINGTON — Thirty-nine House members including Republican Reps. Rick Berg of North Dakota, Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Dennis Rehberg of Montana signed the discharge petition to move the farm bill to the House floor on Sept. 13, only hours after Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, moved it.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Sept. 14 passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for six months that will fund most U.S. Department of Agriculture programs but limit enrollments in conservation programs.
WASHINGTON - The farm bill under debate in the Senate would be the nation’s first major overhaul of federal agriculture programs in decades, including an end to the policy of paying farmers whether they grow crops or not.
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