Category : Legislative News

Farm Credit participated in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s full committee hearing titled, “The Farm Credit System: Oversight and Outlook of the Current Economic Climate” on May 19.   “It’s vital that we stay in front of our legislators to make sure they know we remain true to our mission, which hasn’t. Read More »

By: Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs Officer In the seven months since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been busy establishing the rules and regulations that provide more detail on how to actually use the various programs established by the bill. Much of the buzz right. Read More »

Since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law in early February, the United States Department of Agriculture has been working to implement the many programs and policies that touch nearly every American in one way or another.  Though there is still much work to be done, in the article linked below, Secretary of Agriculture. Read More »

MidAtlantic Farm Credit partnered with AgChoice Farm Credit, Colonial Farm Credit, and Farm Credit of the Virginias to host the annual Tastes from Farm Credit event, held in Washington, D.C. The associations catered a lunch for House representatives on Tuesday, June 10 and Senate representatives on Wednesday, June 11. The associations worked with caterers Gourmet. Read More »

Several years in the making, the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 was a major win for agriculture and for the food security of our nation. How the provisions in the farm bill will play out on farms across the Mid-Atlantic region will be determined over the next several months as USDA works with. Read More »

By: Kurt Fuchs, government affairs officer In the waning days of 2013, we thought it appropriate to offer a quick status update on the ever-elusive farm bill. Both the House and Senate passed their respective legislative packages earlier in the year, each with roughly $500 billion in spending, but with significant differences in farm support. Read More »

By: Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs Officer The federal government is officially closed for business.  The House and Senate adjourned in the wee hours of yesterday morning failing to reach a compromise on a short-term spending measure, resulting in the shut-down of the vast majority of federal agencies. Federal agencies and institutions nationwide spent Tuesday morning reacting. Read More »

As Congress worked frantically on New Year’s Day to pass a broad tax package aimed at softening the fall from the “fiscal cliff”, leaders in both the House and the Senate managed to include a 9-month extension of the current Farm Bill.  Great, right?  Well, not exactly. Here’s an overview of where we are and. Read More »

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill   WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill:   “I am pleased that Congress passed needed middle class tax relief and continued unemployment insurance protection for 2 million. Read More »

This is a press release by USDA in regards to the Census of Agriculture arriving in mailboxes across America.  For more information, contact Sue King at 202.690.8122 or Krissy Young at 202.690.8123.     WASHINGTON, December 18, 2012 – It’s not every day that a walk to your mailbox leads to an opportunity to help. Read More »