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  • Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill, Possible Floor Action This Week Last week, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 farm bill out of Committee by a vote of 20-1. Senator Grassley (R-IA) was the lone dissenter. He ...

  • Growing Land Values Pose Challenges Buying farm ground isn’t easy these days, as Wilder, Idaho, potato grower Doug Gross was recently reminded. “We tried to buy a farm adjoining us and we were outbid by an institutional investor,” he said. Gross put ...

  • Farm Bill Update After failing to pass the farm bill, the House passed a rule to allow consideration of the motion to reconsider the House farm bill (H.R.2) until June 22, 2018. The House could vote on the motion at any time up to that date or it could ...

  • House Sets New Vote on Farm Bill WASHINGTON - The House quietly delayed Speaker Paul Ryan’s attempt to revive the farm bill until June 22, with GOP leaders intending to remove conservative opposition to the bill by holding a vote on immigration control ...

  • House Farm Bill Fails to Pass Last Friday morning, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill by a vote of 198 -213. Thirty Republicans joined 183 Democrats in voting against the bill. No Democrat voted for passage. The bulk ...