Dec 29, 2018 | Monthly Briefings

December 2018 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available

President Trump Signs Farm Bill into Law

President Trump earlier this month signed into law the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that provides similar levels of conservation funding compared with the past five years, protects subsidized crop insurance and does not include stricter limitations on low-income nutrition assistance or streamlining for forest thinning projects that would prevent wildfires. Both of these latter priorities were sought by House Republicans. The five-year legislation, estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to cost $867 billion over a decade, covers programs at the Department of Agriculture, including the Forest Service, and was delayed for several months in House-Senate negotiations. Click here to download a PDF version of December 2018 “Monthly Briefing” to read more about this and other issues important to Western irrigated agriculture:

  • Trump Administration Releases New WOTUS Rule
  • Commissioner Sets Deadline for Colorado River DCPs
  • Changes in Key D.C. Leadership Positions
  • Failure to Pass CR Leads to Partial Government Shutdown
  • California Water Board Approves Controversial Plan—Voluntary Agreements may Preempt Conflict
  • Register now for 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference— A.G. Kawamura confirmed as keynote speaker

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Happy Holidays from the Family Farm Alliance!

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