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2014-06-10 16:29:19

DAVIS, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster

2009-06-23 09:43:00

Low milk prices paid to family farmers threaten livelihoods, regional economies SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,200 Americans signed on to Farm Aid's petition to the U.S.

2009-04-22 23:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration has sought to cut farm subsidies for next year's budget they have encountered strong resistance, especially in farm states.

2008-08-06 03:00:39

By Scott Stafford, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Aug. 6--The dwindling population of dairy farmers in Massachusetts is watching warily to see how new legislation, awaiting the governor's signature, will affect their battered bottom lines.

2006-05-08 14:14:57

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outmoded U.S. crop subsidy system should be replaced by a farm safety net that pays farmers and ranchers for land stewardship and protects their income through crop insurance and similar devices, an activist group said on Monday.

2006-05-08 09:03:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should rewrite U.S. farm subsidy law dramatically to encourage land stewardship and protect farm income by "revenue-based risk management systems" that would replace an automatic spigot into the U.S.

2005-11-18 12:32:22

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Friday, put his weight behind reviving a $1 billion dairy subsidy for farmers, supporting a two-year extension like that already approved by the U.S. Senate in a broad federal budget-cutting bill.

2005-11-10 17:49:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives mulled revival of a federal milk subsidy to woo more votes for a $54 billion budget-cutting bill that has run into trouble, three agricultural sources said on Thursday.

2005-11-01 18:33:01

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate should limit farmers to $250,000 a year in crop subsidies, a 30 percent cut that would stop big growers from gobbling up most of the money, the Senate Finance Committee chairman said on Tuesday.

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