Four Dems Vote for GOP Farm Bill and USDA Invests in Domestic Fertilizer

Four Dems Vote for GOP Farm Bill and USDA Invests in Domestic Fertilizer

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Republicans pushed their $1.5 Trillion farm bill through the House Ag Committee last Friday with the help of four critical Democratic votes.

The four Democrats supporting the bill were Yadira Caraveo of Colorado, Eric Sorensen of Illinois, Don Davis of North Carolina and Sanford Bishop of Georgia.

House Ag Chair GT Thompson told Agri-Pulse he didn't know whether he would have ANY Democratic support, adding I'm still shocked by it.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA is investing in domestic fertilizer projects to strengthen competition for U.S. agriculture.

USDA is awarding, through the Fertilizer Production and Expansion Program, $83 million in 12 states for projects that provides grants to independent business owners to help modernize equipment, adopt new technologies, build production plants and more.

Vilsack says the investments will, increase domestic fertilizer production and strengthen our supply chain.

**With the Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning tomorrow, some meteorologists are concerned about a serious threat of rapidly intensifying storms this year.

AccuWeather Lead Hurricane Forecaster Alex DaSilva says rapidly intensifying tropical storms and hurricanes pose a major threat along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines.

DaSilva says, “The warmer the oceans are, the more favorable the environment will be for tropical development and intensification.”

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