During this year’s Delta Council annual meeting, political analyst Stu Rothenberg discussed how events like the IRS scandal and Benghazi crisis may be changing the political narrative in Washington....More
Will it be Christmas in summer?
If a new farm bill finally goes to conference and takes shape as expected, it just might be for Christmas tree growers.
Readers of Farm Press may remember how, some 18 months ago, political posturing and willingness to flat-out lie in order to rile up the masses eventually led a Christmas tree check-off program – that had been in the works for close to four years -- into limbo....More
The full Senate is expected to begin debate on a comprehensive immigration reform bill in early June. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on an an agriculture guest-worker program....More
Senate Agriculture Committee chair says new farm bill will help farmers in all regions of the country continue to provide an abundant, reliable and safe food supply and help conserve the land and water on which they'll grow it....More