Latest Bob Stallman Stories

2009-03-24 14:30:00

Legislation that would block the use of antibiotics for veterinary and farm use would be detrimental to the health of US livestock as well as pose risks for national food safety, according to the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. In an open letter to Congress on Tuesday, AFBF President Bob Stallman said bills H.R. 1549 and S. 619 would increase the amount of animal deaths, resulting in skyrocketing producer costs, falling meat production, and rising consumer costs. "Farmers...

2006-07-27 09:28:25

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. farm group, the 6 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation, said on Thursday it backed an extension of the current farm subsidy law for "at least one year" as a response to the collapse of world trade talks. The 2002 law boosted crop and dairy supports by 67 percent and is due to expire in September 2007. AFBF said extension of subsidies averaging $20 billion a year would give growers "the support they need to survive...

2005-10-10 13:56:44

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. farm groups and lawmakers were cautiously supportive on Monday of the Bush administration's proposals to make deep cuts in farm subsidies in exchange for access to new markets, but wanted more detail about any deal before giving a final seal of approval. U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said earlier on Monday the U.S. was willing to accept cuts of 60 percent in its most trade-distorting farm subsidies if the European Union and Japan...

2005-09-30 16:16:31

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. has not signaled how it might cut domestic farm subsidies because trade talks have already outlined concessions there, leaving market access the area where work really needs to be done, the head of the country's largest farm group said on Friday. Rich nations' reluctance to overhaul agricultural supports and trade tariffs is seen as a key hurdle to overcome if a major World Trade Organization meeting in December is to make progress in...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.