TAG: Farm bill

Registration opens for 2018 Irrigation Association’s Fly-in event

February 2, 2018By

The Irrigation Association (IA) opened registration for the 2018 Irrigation Association Washington, D.C., Fly-in on March 6-7. The event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on March 6 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, will be held in conjunction with the National Ground Water Association and the Water Quality Association during the Water Resources Congressional Summit. According to IA, this... read more

USDA allocates $58M to plant pest, disease protection

February 17, 2016By

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released its plan for allocating more than $58 million in special Farm Bill funding to protect agriculture and horticulture from plant pests and diseases. The funds come from the 2014 Farm Bill’s Horticulture title, a key legislative priority for AmericanHort. “For many years, the Farm Bill has been about row crops and livestock, but... read more

How the farm bill helps horticulture

February 6, 2014By

The U.S. Senate voted on Feb. 4 to pass the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the farm bill, by a vote of 68-32. This follows prior approval by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads to President Obama to sign, which he is expected to do Friday. AmericanHort outlined a few ways the 900-page farm bill,... read more