October 2023 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

Fast and Furious Fly-in 29 “Farmer Lobbyists” Hit 39 Meetings in 59 Hours A Western contingent of 29 farmer lobbyists descended on Washington, D.C. late last month, as Congress scrambled to reach agreement on Fiscal Year 2024 federal spending and avoid a government...

September 2023 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

2023 Farmer Lobbyists to Visit D.C. this Month On the Hill, C.R. Viewed to Finalize Approps, ‘23 Farm Bill The Family Farm Alliance 2023 Farmer Lobbyists will descend on Washington, D.C. later this month, just as Congress will be scrambling to reach agreement on...

August 2023 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

Senate ENR Subcommittee Tees up 16 Western Water Bills  The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Water and Power Subcommittee last month heard testimony on sixteen bills dealing with the impacts of drought across the West, including restoration of fish...

“Farewell, my farmer friend”

By Dan Keppen  They say bad things come in threes, and that certainly seems to be the case for me this summer.  I’ve unexpectedly lost three friends in recent months, each of them from different eras of my five-plus decades on this planet. One was an old...

July 2023 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

BLM Director Tracy Stone Manning (third from right) spend a day touring Battle Creek and other areas of the Little Snake River watershed – a tributary to the Colorado River – with Family Farm Alliance President Pat O’Toole, his family, and other local resource...