Issues

  

Regulatory Reform

Clean Water Act, WOTUS

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule, effective August 2015, that significantly expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. read more

Climate Change

The Endangered Species Act

  

Immigration Reform

Agriculture Labor Reform

Securing a reliable and competent workforce for our nation’s farms and ranches is essential to agriculture and the U.S. economy. Yet every year, U.S. agriculture faces a critical shortage of workers, making our farms and ranches less competitive with foreign farmers and less reliable for the American consumer.  read more

E-Verify

  

Tax Reform

  

Trade

U.S. Agriculture and Cuba

There is increased business activity between the U.S. and Cuba, but the continuing U.S. embargo limits growth in agricultural exports. The embargo needs to be removed for Cuba to improve as a market for farmers and ranchers. read more

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

US - EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement

NAFTA

  

Farm Policy

Farm Bill Resources In-Depth

Farm programs are written to provide a basic level of risk protection to help offset bad economic times and severe weather. No one buys insurance for the good times, and similarly, farm bill programs provide critical tools to help farmers and ranchers manage risk. read more

  

Energy

Comprehensive US Energy Policy

In the recent past, tight oil and natural gas supplies drove U.S. farm inputs and energy prices to all-time highs, substantially increasing farm production costs. In the near term, stopping exploration for and use of fossil fuels cannot be done without severely disrupting our economy and threatening Americans’ standard of living. read more

Tax Incentives for Renewable Fuel and Energy

  

Technology

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is an important tool for better sustainability and food security. It helps farmers grow more food while improving the environment. For example, biotechnology reduces the use of costly inputs and improves weed management, allowing farmers to reduce tillage for better soil, water and air quality.  read more

Data Privacy

Rural Broadband

  

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