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Farm Bill Implementation Hearing Announced Webcast Live | October 17, 2019
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan Wednesday announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Implementing the 2018 Farm Bill." Stephen Censky, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. will speak before the committee on Oct. 17 beginning at 10 a.m. in 328A Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.

Press Release:
August 6, 2019

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center, or AFPC, at Texas A&M University, College Station, named Dr. Bart Fischer as co-director beginning Sept. 1. Fischer comes to AFPC after serving more than eight years at the House Committee on Agriculture as chief economist under two chairmen, Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Rep. K. Michael Conaway of Texas. For the past two and a half years, he also served as deputy staff director. Read the entire article.

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

(Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. Specifically, the President has authorized USDA to provide up to $16 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions. These programs will assist agricultural producers while President Trump works to address long-standing market access barriers. Continue reading.