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A wrap up of today's top news stories in the world of Ag

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DriveTime: Feb. 20, 2024

The Biden administration has announced a $500 Million investment to expand work on USDA’s Forest Service’s Wildfire Crisis Strategy and produce advocate is calling for more funding for USDA’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. Tune in to DriveTime to hear more.

February 20 • 5m

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DriveTime: Feb. 20, 2024

The Biden administration has announced a $500 Million investment to expand work on USDA’s Forest Service’s Wildfire Crisis Strategy and produce advocate is calling for more funding for USDA’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. Tune in to DriveTime to hear more.

February 20 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 16, 2024

Today’s Agri-Pulse DriveTime, takes a look at industry leaders thoughts on USDA’s ag outlook projections and also hears from the Environmental Defense Fund and the priorities they have for 2024.

February 16 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 15, 2024

USDA's Ag Outlook Forum is in full swing this week, and with it comes new projections on the 2024 financial picture for the farm economy. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

February 15 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 14, 2024

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack was on Capitol Hill today to testify in front of the House Ag Committee. Tune in to Agri-Pulse DriveTime to hear more.

February 14 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 13, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the release of some big reports from the federal government, including the latest inflation data and a broad collection of data on American agriculture.

February 13 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 12, 2024

The Department of Agriculture hopes to get young people involved in working lands conservation through a new partnership. Hear from top USDA officials about the news in today's DriveTime.

February 12 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 9, 2024

The long-running saga over the future of dams along the Snake River added another chapter. Hear the latest on that and legislation on the table on Capitol Hill in today's DriveTime.

February 9 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 8, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the latest from USDA report day, a commodity group pushing for dicamba clarity, and what comes next for the beef cattle contract library.

February 8 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 7, 2024

The Department of Agriculture's new farm income figures project a big drop in returns for producers this year. Hear the latest on that and a busy day in ag policy in today's DriveTime.

February 7 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 6, 2024

Today's DriveTime features comments from the Clean Fuels Conference and has an update on the latest disaster payments.

February 6 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 5, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the latest on issues facing the country's egg producers and a tax bill headed to the Senate.

February 5 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 2, 2024

Today's DriveTime has an update on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s index of global food commodity prices and hears from Rep. Gabe Vasquez, D-N.M., on the House Ag Labor Taskforce.

February 2 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 31, 2024

Today's DriveTime comes from the Cattle Industry Convention in Orlando, where producers are keeping a close eye on the farm bill and traceability policy. Hear more in today's DriveTime.

January 31 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 30, 2024

A new piece of legislation would require the use of “imitation” or “cell-cultured” on labels of plant-based or cell-cultured meat alternatives. Missouri Congressman Mark Alford joins Agri-Pulse DriveTime to explain more.

January 30 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 29, 2024

Efforts to sequester carbon from ethanol production took a key step today. Hear the latest on that, a tax package working its way across Capitol Hill, and one key ag lawmaker's thoughts on farm bill funding in today's DriveTime.

January 29 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 26, 2024

Today's DriveTime features news on global shipping, sustainable aviation fuel, and how overseas climate policy could impact American agriculture.

January 26 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 25, 2024

The Biden administration's top finance official says the economy is on sound footing. Hear more on that and the American Farm Bureau Federation's next steps on Prop 12 in today's DriveTime.

January 25 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 24, 2024

Today’s DriveTime features comments from environmental and meat industry leaders over a new proposal from the EPA and also wraps up the American Farm Bureau Convention in Salt Lake City.

January 24 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 23, 2024

Today's DriveTime features comments from Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on trade relations with the U.S. and China.

January 23 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 22, 2024

Today's DriveTime features comments from the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention in Salt Lake City touching on the farm bill, immigration and more.

January 22 • 5m
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Drivetime: Jan. 19, 2024

Today's Drivetime features comments from NASDA CEO Ted McKinney after President Biden signs a continuing resolution preventing a government shutdown. Also on today's program, El Niño's impact on Brazilian crops, and a look at feedlot cattle numbers.

January 19 • 4m 58s
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DriveTime: Jan. 18, 2024

The threat of a government shutdown is now been moved to a new date. Hear the latest on that, USDA's foreign farmland ownership oversight and more in today's DriveTime.

January 18 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 17, 2024

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today challenging the doctrine known as the "Chevron deference.” Today’s DriveTime also hears from a fertilizer industry representative who is calling on the Biden administration to renew the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program.

January 17 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 16, 2024

Today’s DriveTime has an update on an extended CR, the Iowa caucuses, and hears from a renewable fuels advocate.

January 16 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 12, 2024

Today’s DriveTime has an update on USDA’s annual crop production report, and also dives deeper into ag labor reform.

January 12 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 11, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the latest inflation figures, news on government funding, and a look at upcoming Supreme Court arguments.

January 11 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 10, 2024

Farmers are sharing their thoughts on the upcoming election, and House conservatives are sharing their thoughts on the topline spending deal. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

January 10 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 9, 2024

Today’s DriveTime features comments from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on a government shutdown, and also takes a look at Mexico’s duty exemptions.

January 9 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 8, 2024

USDA rolled out more than $200 million in trade promotion funding to American farm groups today. Hear who was involved and get a look at a brewing nutrition debate in today's DriveTime.

January 8 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 5, 2024

Today’s DriveTime takes a look at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s monthly global food price index and also has farm bill comments from Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

January 5 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 4, 2024

Dry conditions are becoming more and more prevalent across the country. Hear what that means for producers in those states and the latest on USDA's outreach to livestock producers in today's DriveTime.

January 4 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 3, 2024

Today's DriveTime has the latest on new carbon credit trading opportunities in agriculture and international action on the Red Sea shipping corridor.

January 3 • 5m
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DriveTime: Jan. 2, 2024

The beginning of 2024 means some big deadlines have come and others are looming for farm policy watchers. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

January 2 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 15, 2023

The last DriveTime of 2023 features news on biofuels tax credits, USDA's year in review, thoughts on the farm bill timeline and more.

December 15 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 14, 2023

The House Ag leader has a new farm bill timeline, and the Senate Ag leader is blocking the speedy movement of a House-passed whole milk bill. Hear more in today's DriveTime.

December 14 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 13, 2023

Today's DriveTime features the latest on new glyphosate arguments, the future of WIC funding and more.

December 13 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 12, 2023

New congressional recommendations on the U.S.-China relationship are missing a provision that had some ag groups concerned. Hear the latest on that and get some new inflation figures in today's DriveTime.

December 12 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 11, 2023

Today's DriveTime features Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's reflections on his time at the COP28 climate conference as well as one dairy leader's views on the industry's next steps with Canada.

December 11 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 8, 2023

Today's DriveTime takes a look at the upcoming ag appropriations process and discusses what producers need to know for 2024.

December 8 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 7, 2023

Today's DriveTime features the latest on new feed ingredient legislation introduced in the House and the thinking of the Senate Ag Committee chair on nutrition program spending headed into the upcoming farm bill.

December 7 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 6, 2023

Several Republican Senators are calling for an investigation into USDA's implementation of the Emergency Relief Program. Hear more on that and thoughts from a House Ag hearing in today's DriveTime.

December 6 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 5, 2023

Today's DriveTime features news on big spikes in cybersecurity concerns in agriculture and a looming increase in farmworker wages.

December 5 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 4, 2023

Today’s DriveTime takes a look at a new GAO report released today on crop insurance and has comments from Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose.

December 4 • 5m
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DriveTime: Dec. 1, 2023

Today’s DriveTime features comments from USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer and Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.

December 1 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 30, 2023

The Department of Agriculture rolled out a new farm income forecast today. Hear the figures and the Biden administration's take on them in today's DriveTime.

November 30 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 29, 2023

USDA rolled out a handful of programmatic announcements Wednesday. Hear the new particulars in today's DriveTime.

November 29 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 28, 2023

Congress is preparing for its year-end legislative activity with government funding out of the way. Hear what that might mean for agriculture in today's DriveTime.

November 28 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 27, 2023

The Department of Agriculture announced it is releasing $196 million in grants and loans to help lower food costs and China has approved new beef and pork facilities, allowing them to export products to the country. All that and more in today’s DriveTime.

November 27 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 17, 2023

Today’s Agri-Pulse DriveTime takes a look at the upcoming COP28 program in Dubai and dives deeper into what the farm bill extension means for producers in 2024.

November 17 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 16, 2023

USDA rolled out key aspects of its trade agenda today. More on that and the ag community's next steps with a farm bill extension in hand in today's DriveTime.

November 16 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 15, 2023

Congress is moving toward a farm bill extension and avoiding a government shutdown. Hear the latest on that, the study of climate-smart ag practices and the cost of Thanksgiving dinner in today's DriveTime.

November 15 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 14, 2023

Fresh inflation figures show grocery prices are holding in line with historic trends. Hear the latest on that and get looks at a major food policy report and a Senate Ag committee hearing in today's DriveTime.

November 14 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 13, 2023

Today’s DriveTime features comments from American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods Jim Jones.

November 13 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 9, 2023

Today's DriveTime features the latest on USDA report day and the stalled appropriations process in the House.

November 9 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 8, 2023

The Department of Agriculture rolled out several efforts to bolster competition in agriculture, including a new final rule that will be closely watched in the poultry industry. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

November 8 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 7, 2023

The next steps in the process of extending the farm bill could be public soon. Hear the latest on that and the current state of mind in farm country in today's DriveTime.

November 7 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 6, 2023

Congress returns to Washington with a tight window to determine how it plans to figure out its approach to the looming government shutdown deadline. Hear the latest on what that might mean for the next farm bill in today's DriveTime.

November 6 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 3, 2023

Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, gives an update on the appropriations process and the Department of Agriculture released a new report looking at WIC participation. All that and more in today’s DriveTime.

November 3 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 2, 2023

USDA and the National FFA Organization signed an MOU formalizing a partnership to prepare more students for careers in food and ag, and a new marketplace is available to dairy farmers to help them capitalize on sustainability efforts on their operations. Tune in to today’s DriveTime to hear more.

November 2 • 5m
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DriveTime: Nov. 1, 2023

President Joe Biden highlighted his administration's rural policy efforts in a speech at a Minnesota farm today. Hear what was said and what the administration announced in the leadup to the address in today's DriveTime.

November 1 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 31, 2023

Today's DriveTime features insights on President Joe Biden's trip to highlight rural issues and the latest on government funding from Capitol Hill.

October 31 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 30, 2023

The Biden administration is kicking off a tour of farm country to highlight its rural policy efforts. Hear where top officials are headed and what's on the agenda in today's DriveTime.

October 30 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 27, 2023

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is pushing for an extension for the farm bill to help give producers more certainty. Listen to more in today’s DriveTime.

October 27 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 26, 2023

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow sat down with Agri-Pulse after spelling out her current farm bill thoughts on the Senate floor this week. Hear what she had to say in today's DriveTime.

October 26 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 25. 2023

The House of Representatives is once again operational after the conclusion of a speaker search that stretched for more than three weeks. Hear the latest on that and new rulemaking from USDA in today's DriveTime.

October 25 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 24, 2023

USDA plans to invest more resources in trade promotion at the request of some influential voices on Capitol Hill. Hear how much and how the money will be spent in today's DriveTime.

October 24 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 23, 2023

USDA is out with a new report mandated by Congress. Hear what was on the department's agenda in today's DriveTime.

October 23 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 20, 2023

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan has dropped his bid for House Speaker, Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member says a Congress should look at a farm bill extension, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., discusses USDA’s use of the CCC. All that and more in today’s DriveTime.

October 20 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 19, 2023

The House is descending further into chaos as Speaker-designate Jim Jordan is unwilling to end his race after coming up short on two speaker elections and the new leader of FDA’s Human Foods program has his eye on strengthening partnerships and improving American diets. All that and more in today’s DriveTime.

October 19 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 18, 2023

Today's DriveTime features the latest on the House Speaker race, a Senate WOTUS hearing, and the water levels along the Mississippi River.

October 18 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 17, 2023

Some House Ag Committee members were among the group of GOP members in opposition to the party's Speaker pick. Hear more in today's DriveTime.

October 17 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 16, 2023

The House Speaker race took an interesting turn this morning. Hear what happened and what some House Ag members are saying in today's DriveTime.

October 16 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 13, 2023

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan has won the GOP’s nomination to be the Speaker of the House. Today’s DriveTime takes a look at how the current politics on Capitol Hill could slow down the passage of a farm bill.

October 13 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 12, 2023

House GOP members got together to discuss their opinions on the ongoing speaker race today. Hear what was on the agenda in today's DriveTime.

October 12 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 11, 2023

House Republicans have moved ahead in their search for a new speaker, but plenty of work remains before a new leader will have the votes. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

October 11 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 10, 2023

Congress returned to Capitol Hill today with the selection of a new House Speaker dominating the news. Hear the latest on that and its farm bill implications in today's DriveTime.

October 10 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 6, 2023

A handful of Capitol Hill Republicans are expressing interest in the price of Russian fertilizer imports. Hear the latest on that and the potential farm bill implications of the House Speaker race in today's DriveTime.

October 6 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 5, 2023

The United Nations is suggesting changes to global commodity market oversight. Hear the latest on that and get a look at factors shaping global and domestic meat trade in today's DriveTime.

October 5 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 4, 2023

Capitol Hill leaders are working to understand the next steps to address a November government funding deadline as the House awaits a vote for a new speaker. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

October 4 • 5m
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DriveTime: Oct. 3, 2023

The House is without a Speaker, leaving the government funding process in flux after some recent positive signs for farm policy. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

October 3 • 5m
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