Agriculture, Energy, Lobbying, & Regulatory Updates from Cansler Consulting - Part 3

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With 75 Hours to Spare, CR Filed Containing Flint Aid

Late Tuesday evening, with about 75 hours to spare before the deadline on federal government spending runs out at midnight on Friday, December 9, congressional negotiators released the 70-page text of another continuing resolution (CR) that will fund federal government agencies at current years level through April 28, 2017.  The CR meets the total $1.07…

Late Tuesday evening, with about 75 hours to spare before the deadline on federal government spending runs out at midnight on Friday, December 9, congressional negotiators released the 70-page text of another continuing resolution (CR) that will fund federal government agencies at current years level through April 28, 2017.  The CR meets the total $1.07…


21st Century Global Trade Agreements

Earlier this year U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, “It seems like the politics of trade have become rather toxic” referring to the anti-trade mood in the U.S.  Strong protectionism views went on to become major themes in the presidential campaigns of the two major political parties.  This…


Farmer-Friendly Farm Bill

The Farm Foundation recently hosted a forum on the goals of the next Farm Bill likely to be written in the 115th Congress. Participants heard from varying interests in the Farm Bill including representatives from the Environmental Working Group and the fiscally conservative Heritage Foundation. Also on the panel was Chuck Conner, President, National Council Farmers…


Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation

On January 31 the U.S. Senate voted 93-6 to confirm the nomination Elaine Chao to become Secretary of Transportation.  Secretary Chao formerly served as Secretary of Labor (2001-2009) in the George W. Bush administration.  Without question Secretary Chao’s federal experience will help President Trump fulfill his ambitious campaign promise of infrastructure redevelopment throughout the U.S. Chao…


Farm Bill Planning Needs to Happen Now!

The agriculture industry is experiencing a dramatic downturn as commodities pile up and prices fall to historic lows. Some in the ag industry are hoping the next Farm Bill can help — sooner as opposed to later. With farm loans steadily deteriorating, many farm groups are hoping to get the Farm Bill process started early.1…


Leadership on Congressional Committees 115th Congress

We have reviewed the potential impacts of the 2016 elections on pertinent congressional committees that are important to our clients’ issues.  Here’s what we’ve found: U.S. House UPDATE 12/01/2016 Today the House Republican Steering Committee met and recommended the Members below for committee chairs in the 115th Congress: Agriculture: Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) Appropriations: Rep….


Incoming Freshman Members of the U.S. Senate

After the 2016 general elections Republicans maintained majority control of the U.S. Senate with (currently) 51 of the 100 seats. Democrats currently hold 48 seats. To date, there remains one undecided Senate race in Louisiana.  This race will be decided in a run-off election on December 10. Below is a list of incoming freshman members…


Incoming Freshman Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Below is a list of the 53 incoming freshman members of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress.  There are 26 new Republicans and 27 new Democrats. After the 2016 general elections, Republicans maintained majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives with (currently) 239 of the 435 seats. Democrats currently hold 193…


Lame Duck Session Begins With Lots of Unfinished Business

When Congress returns on November 14 they are scheduled for 16 legislative days in the lame duck session with a planned adjournment on December 16.  There remain multiple, big-ticket issues to resolve upon their return and with each passing day, it becomes more uncertain if they will have enough time to pass all the measures. …


Post Election Stock Market

According to the November issue of Fortune Magazine, while 2017  still may be a rough year for the financial markets, history shows us that after each election, no matter who wins, there is a dip in the market that corrects itself. We have the benefit of hindsight that the article’s author, Taylor Tepper, (a staff…


It’s not as far off as you think, work on the 2018 Farm Bill

In a recent article titled “It’s not as far off as you think, work on the 2018 Farm Bill“, the Farm Press‘s Hembree Brandon discusses the upcoming Farm Bill and how soon organizations need to act in order to get their point of view heard by the law makers that are framing the agricultural legislation….


Farm Bills Written Under One Party Control

We reviewed Farm Bills enacted since 1938.  Only five have been written when one party controlled both the legislative and executive branches of government.  After last night’s historic and stunning election, Republicans will maintain control of both branches while crafting of the next (2018) Farm Bill.  The last Farm Bill enacted under Republican-controlled legislative and…

We reviewed Farm Bills enacted since 1938.  Only five have been written when one party controlled both the legislative and executive branches of government.  After last night’s historic and stunning election, Republicans will maintain control of both branches while crafting of the next (2018) Farm Bill.  The last Farm Bill enacted under Republican-controlled legislative and…


When Government Gets It Right; Saving an Industry From Invasive Pest

Invasive species can severely threaten the agriculture industry globally.  In the U.S., the Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimates “that 50,000 non-native species have been introduced” throughout history. The potential economic impact of nonindigenous plant and animal species costs are estimated at $129 billion annually in the United States. What is an Invasive Species? An invasive…

Invasive species can severely threaten the agriculture industry globally.  In the U.S., the Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimates “that 50,000 non-native species have been introduced” throughout history. The potential economic impact of nonindigenous plant and animal species costs are estimated at $129 billion annually in the United States. What is an Invasive Species? An invasive…


Budget Challenges Ahead for New Farm & Food Bill

The U.S. Congress has typically adopted farm, food and nutrition program policies every five years since the Great Depression.  In recent years, legislation typically dubbed, “the Farm Bill” has become controversial legislation due to two major contributing factors: Members of Congress reflect the continuing rural-to-urban migration of the U.S. population and now represent more urban…

The U.S. Congress has typically adopted farm, food and nutrition program policies every five years since the Great Depression.  In recent years, legislation typically dubbed, “the Farm Bill” has become controversial legislation due to two major contributing factors: Members of Congress reflect the continuing rural-to-urban migration of the U.S. population and now represent more urban…