Vilsack Puts Focus on Food, Nutrition Insecurity
Agriculture
Vilsack Puts Focus on Food, Nutrition Insecurity
2021-03-05 14:36:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Just over a week after he was confirmed as head of the United States Department of Agriculture for the second time, Tom Vilsack doubled down on his efforts to solve both food and nutrition insecurity around the nation. ... Read More

Vilsack Emerges as Biden's Top Candidate to Lead Agriculture Department
Agriculture
Vilsack Emerges as Biden's Top Candidate to Lead Agriculture Department

WASHINGTON — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has emerged as a leading candidate for secretary of agriculture in the Biden administration, reprising a role he held under President Barack Obama, according to people familiar with the nomination process. The people said that while Vilsack... Read More

KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
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KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
2020-11-01 09:36:01
by TWN Staff

About Mann: Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. Born and raised on his family's farm just south of Quinter, Kan., Mann was the fifth generation to live in a house his great,... Read More

MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
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MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
2020-10-30 23:48:52
by TWN Staff

About Peterson: Peterson was born in Fargo, N.D. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., and he currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn. He has three sons, Sean, Jason and Elliott and six grandchildren.  He was first elected... Read More

IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
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IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
2020-10-30 23:47:50
by TWN Staff

About Davis: On January 3, 2017, Davis was sworn in to his third term as the congressman for the 13th District of Illinois, a 14-county district covering both urban and rural areas of Central and Southwestern Illinois. As a member... Read More

CA-21: David Valadao (R)
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CA-21: David Valadao (R)
2020-10-30 19:54:18
by TWN Staff

About Valadao: David Valadao was born and raised in Hanford, Calif. As a lifelong resident of the Central Valley, he has been active in agriculture and dairy industry groups, as well as many local charities. The Valadao family emigrated from... Read More

AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
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AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
2020-10-30 01:12:21
by TWN Staff

About Shedd:  Tiffany Shedd grew up in Pinal County, Ariz.  A small business owner, farmer and natural resource attorney, she is also a former bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, who worked her way through college and law school at the University of... Read More

‘Critical Fix’ Gives Klamath Irrigators Access to Up to $10 Million in Emergency Drought Relief
Agriculture
‘Critical Fix’ Gives Klamath Irrigators Access to Up to $10 Million in Emergency Drought Relief
2020-10-12 14:36:30
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced in a release that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a critically needed fix to the 2018 Water Resources Development Act that would... Read More

American Farm Bureau Applauds Spanberger’s Efforts on Behalf of Ag Community
Agriculture
American Farm Bureau Applauds Spanberger’s Efforts on Behalf of Ag Community
2020-10-07 13:59:48
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – United States Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award from the American Farm Bureau Federation on Tuesday.  Spanberger, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and as chair of the Subcommittee on Conservation and... Read More

US-UK Free Trade Agreement Stalled Over Ag Disputes
Trade
US-UK Free Trade Agreement Stalled Over Ag Disputes
2020-06-22 19:35:10
by Sara Wilkerson

Trade agreement talks between the United States and the United Kingdom have been tabled for the foreseeable future over a disagreement concerning agricultural practices. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer revealed the impasse during testimony before the House Ways and Means... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill
Immigration
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill
2019-11-01 22:03:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group dedicated to finding bipartisan consensus on important issues, has endorsed a bill to extend earned visa status to individuals who can show they've been regularly employed as an agricultural laborer in... Read More

Historic Rains Ravaged Illinois Farms. Now The race Is On to Harvest Before It’s Too Late.
In The News
Historic Rains Ravaged Illinois Farms. Now The race Is On to Harvest Before It’s Too Late.

Mark Tuttle cuts straight to the point when describing the field and weather conditions he has faced this year on his farm in southern DeKalb County. “In one word, I’d say: ‘miserable,’ ” said Tuttle, who grows corn, soybeans and... Read More

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