Agriculture

CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY FOODS IN SNAP

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A Nebraska Congressman says there isn’t enough support for healthy foods in the current farm bill. Don Bacon tells Brownfield the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs additional resources to expand programs. “I like the double bucks program that when you buy healthy fruits and vegetables, your SNAP money goes twice as far.” Read the article here.

NEBRASKA’S BACON SHARES ’23 FARM BILL PRIORITIES

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As Congress waits for committee assignments to be finalized, a Nebraska Congressman is outlining his priorities for the next farm bill. Republican Don Bacon tells Brownfield crop insurance is the top issue. “I hear from our farmers frequently that crop insurance is the most important thing they need.  We should study it to see how we could tweak it better to make it current with…

Leadership news and GOP plans

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MEET THE MAJORITY: We’re talking with Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) about his farm bill priorities and targets for next year. It’s part of a series of conversations we’re featuring over the next few weeks with House Ag GOP members as they make plans for the next Congress, when they’ll be in the majority. If you’re not a subscriber, you missed Rep. Austin Scott last…

Bacon: 'Agricultural security is national security'

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Nebraska's newly re-elected 2nd District Congressman continues to see a threat from China and other bad actor nations buying up farmland in the United States. Chinese ownership of farmland in the U.S. is a national security threat, Rep. Don Bacon recently told USDA Newswire. "Agricultural security is national security and Nebraska is one of the largest food-producing states in the…

Young Farmers and Ranchers Discuss Climate, Input Costs, and Trade with Congressional Delegation

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LINCOLN, NEB. – Management practices focused on reducing carbon footprint and increasing efficiency while also increasing production is top of mind for farmers and ranchers. That was one of the messages given to Nebraska’s congressional delegation from members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee during their annual national affairs visit to…

Carbon Quarterly – Volume 6: 2023 Farm Bill

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The Farm Bill, which directs America’s agriculture policy, is, generally speaking, on a five-year schedule. While some Farm Bills are delayed, causing the previous bill to be extended, Congress aims to complete a Farm Bill every five years. The current Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, expires on 30 September 2023, and interest groups supporting farmers, foresters, and…

Thompson leads GOP efforts to support American agriculture production

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U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) on Wednesday led 31 of his Republican colleagues in introducing legislation that would require the Biden administration to reverse its regulatory agenda, which they say has created barriers for domestic agriculture production.  Rep. Thompson sponsored the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act, H.R. 8069, which aims…

HOUSE AG COMMITTEE SEES GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SNAP IN THE NEXT FARM BILL

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Members of the House Ag Committee say protecting nutrition assistance programs in the next farm bill could help strengthen America’s food system. During a subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Don Bacon of Nebraska said he would like to change parts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. “We have a real opportunity to promote the consumption of healthy foods.  What we’re doing…

BACON’S DHS CYBER SECURITY BILL PASSES HOUSE

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that his bill, H.R. 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, passed the House after favorable consideration by the Homeland Security Committee. This bill is aimed at helping protect private industry from cyber-attacks from other nations such as Russia and China. The bill passed with a vote of 313 to…