12:21PM Sep 11, 2019

Upholding the Proud Tradition of Investing in U.S. Agriculture

Stephanie Mercier
Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser
For more than a century, public sector investment in agricultural research has been a major source of productivity gains for U.S. agriculture. The fourth Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. James ‘Tama ...
13:13PM Aug 21, 2019

The Food Stamp Program--the First 35 Years

Stephanie Mercier
Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser
The precursor to the current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known previously as the Food Stamp Program), or SNAP, initially took the form of an experimental program established in 1939 in ...
11:04AM Jul 31, 2019

AgroFresh VP joins USDA-backed advisory council

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor
Ann Beaulieu, vice president of research and development and regulatory at Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions, will join an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods and reducing food waste.
10:46AM Jul 23, 2019

USDA Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits For 3.1 Million People

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor
The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for
14:29PM Jul 15, 2019

What's Next for Hemp?

Stephanie Mercier
Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser
When I last blogged about industrial hemp about a year ago, the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell (R, KY) had been successful in inserting a number of provisions related ...
15:24PM Jul 11, 2019

FSA Begins Issuing $100 Million In Dairy Margin Coverage Payments

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
To date, nearly 10,000 operations have signed up for the new program, and FSA has begun paying approximately $100 million to producers for January through May.
11:39AM Jul 08, 2019

Sen. Leader McConnell and Ag Sec. Perdue Tour Hemp Farm, Facility

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor
Sen. Leader McConnell and Ag Sec. Perdue Tour Hemp Farm/Facility Leaders from Washington D.C took time during the holiday week to tour a hemp farm and facility in Kentucky.