Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and other leaders from the state's agriculture industry recently met with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Atlanta. ...More
In response to the signing into law of the Continuing Resolution (CR) by President Barack Obama on March 27, the American Soybean Association (ASA) has examined the ramifications for soybean farmers....More
Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has alerted the hill the USDA will reduce payments received earlier this year due to sequestration.
The reductions are primarily in three programs: Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) and Non-insured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), and won’t exceed 8.5 percent.
Instead of asking farmers to pay back the money they’ve already received, the Department plans to take the cut out of future direct payments....More
The unwillingness of the U.S. House of Representatives leadership to bring a farm bill that had been adopted by the House Ag Committee to the floor for a vote in 2012 resulted in a 9-month extension of the 2008 law during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations....More
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack received a thunderous ovation from a standing room only crowd at the recently completed Commodity Classic when he admonished the U.S. Congress to, “Forget about your party, forget about the people who paid for your last campaign, forget about your next campaign, and just do your job.”...More