Wind is becoming a big business in farm country -- and it has nothing to do with the current political season. Utility companies and farmers are erecting wind turbines by the hundreds in the upper Midwest and Great Plains, an area that's been called the Sa
The president of the National Association of Conservation Districts talks about the conservation title in the 2007 farm bill
Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner has announced the Jan 3, 2008 retirement of USDA Chief Economist Keith Collins and the appointment of Deputy Chief Economist Joseph Glauber as Acting Chief Economist.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat, is the epitome of low-key leadership. In moments of crisis, Peterson projects an image of amused detachment. So, when the U.S. Senate failed by five votes to move its own farm bill
Friday, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to end debate on its farm bill and begin a short 30-hour consideration of relevant amendments.
If you've never watched the Senate in action on C-SPAN2, Friday would be a good day. You'll be able to watch to see if the Senate reaches 60 votes needed for cloture, which would limit debate on the farm bill and bar amendments not relevant to the bill.
Wednesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion to cut off debate on the farm bill by Friday. And he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed that no more amendments to the bill can be filed.
Hours before Iowa's Democratic Party drew a record crowd of 9,000 to its Jefferson-Jackson Day fund raising dinner in Des Moines Saturday, five Democratic candidates for President made their pitch to rural voters at a forum organized by National Farmers Un
Democratic leaders on congressional agriculture committees fired back at Bush administration threats to veto the Senate version of a farm bill Thursday, while leaders in the Senate were still trying to find a compromise on the number of amendments that wil
A Senate farm bill approved with strong bipartisan support by the Senate Agriculture Committee is being delayed by partisan bickering over the types of amendments that can be offered on the Senate floor.