Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, recently met with a number of business representatives to discern how the trade war and tariffs are negatively affecting their efforts to maintain markets and prevent layoffs. Sen. Johnson concluded that in “farming and food processing, the retaliatory actions to U.S. tariffs will have a profoundly negative effect. “ The senator […]
The Ag and Legal Workforce Act (HR 6417) will not be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives before its August recess, which begins Friday and lasts until after Labor Day. The American Dairy Coalition (ADC) said this week that supporters were urging House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, to bring to the measure to […]
The Ag and Legal Workforce Act, a measure to replace the old H-2A ag guestworker program, has been introduced by House Ag Chair Mike Conaway, R-TX, ranking House Ag Comm. member, Collin Peterson, D-MN, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA. The bill would create a new H-2C program that could […]
On Wednesday members of the Farm Bill conference committee from the House were announced and the roster includes a number of legislators from MWFPA member states. Among the conferees are House Ag Comm ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn), Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), and […]
Despite talk yesterday of a delay until next week, the House is scheduled to vote this afternoon to go to conference with the Senate on their respective farm bills. After the House vote, the Senate will hold its own motion to go to conference, which Sen. Ag. Chairman Pat Roberts on Tuesday said could happen […]
The U.S. House was expected to vote Thursday on a motion to go to conference on H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. However, the vote could get pushed back to next week due to the absence of Ag Comm ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) who needs to be back in his district that […]
House Republicans are preparing to announce a bill that would replace the existing H-2A visa program for farmworkers. According to Agri-Pulse, the legislation is expected to include provisions of a broader immigration bill that failed in the House last month. The bill would have created a new H-2C farmworker program and required all employers, including […]
Scott Pruitt resigned from his position leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today following months of high-profile controversies regarding his spending, ethics and management at the agency. Read more from The Hill.