NADeFA News

06-25-2013
The congressional debate on reauthorizing a five-year Farm Bill, the legislation providing operating authority for the US Department of Agriculture and its related agencies, was delayed when the House failed to pass their version of the bill. The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM Act) was defeated by a vote of 195-234 last Thursday, June 21, 2013. The bill lost...
06-15-2013
Ag Bill Includes $3 Million for CWD Program By Amanda Hill, Capitol Hill Consulting On Thursday, June 6th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture marked up its Fiscal Year 2014 spending bill, the legislation which funds all major agricultural services and food programs provided by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its related agencies. The bill included $3 million to...
02-04-2013
By now everyone should have received their USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture. I hope you took the time to fill it out and send it in, as these numbers are used often by USDA and our congressional leaders when they are planning budgets for research and disaster programs. This data can also be used by your state and national associations to update their Economic Impact Statements with little or no...
09-11-2012
Canton, OH – Steve Porter, of Porter’s Trophy Whitetails, will be bringing his trophy bucks to the Hampton-Dumont Middle School in Hampton, IA to educate students about buck behavior, antler development and the importance of being a responsible hunter. Mr. Porter is from Minnesota and has been touring schools across North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for four years educating students and...
07-21-2012
DES MOINES — State officials have verified the first case of chronic wasting disease in the state in a white-tail deer on a hunting preserve in southern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Friday the deer in Davis County was verified with the disease this week. Officials said it is an isolated case. There is no evidence that the disease can spread to humans, pets or domestic...