STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 103 amendments push farm bill debate
A U.S. House vote on new federal farm policy may not come until next week.
With 103 amendments to be debated after a late start on Wednesday, it appeared it would be difficult to meet todays 3 p.m. de... Posted on 6/19/13 at 4:37 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Conservation groups praise Senate farm bill
Conservation groups are praising the Farm Bill the U.S. Senate passed Monday for its strong conservation title.
The Senate passed the version 66-27.
The groups were especially pleased with the bills... Posted on 6/11/13 at 9:51 AM
Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced the energy legislation to be included in the 2013 Farm Bill, which includes several provisions expected to create jobs throughout Minnesota and the country.
A farm bill awaiting congressional action is being viewed more and more as a partial solution to the federal government’s debt and budget crisis.
The farm bill and impending “fiscal cliff” are being linked because new federal farm policy could produce billions of dollars in savings.
America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient.
Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy.
Key members of U.S. Senator Al Franken's staff will be in Alexandria on Wednesday, February 29 as part of the Senator’s Farm Bill Outreach Tour. Staffers will meet with local farmers, ranchers and agriculture officials to discuss the upcoming Senate debate over the 2012 Farm Bill.
In response to a letter from congressional Agriculture Committee leadership recommending a $23 billion farm spending cut, the Center for Rural Affairs urged that a portion of the savings come from ending the single most wasteful and counterproductive feature of current farm policy – unlimited federal crop and revenue insurance subsidies to the nation's largest farms and wealthiest landowners.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the final date to request a 2009 crop Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) or Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) for wool, mohair, and/or unshorn pelts from lambs slaughtered in 2009 is Monday, February 1, 2010.
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