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2014-06-11 12:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned that proposed cuts to federal agriculture conservation programs will have dire consequences for agriculture, the environment, and food security, more than 30 groups today urged Congress to honor the commitments made in the 2014 Farm Bill and restore hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to critical conservation programs. In a letter sent today to House and Senate Appropriators, American Farmland Trust, National...

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 programs, energy opportunities and much more. Many of these changes will take full effect in fiscal year 2015, beginning October 1, 2014. Interested farmers, ranchers, agencies and organizations are welcome to attend workshops to hear about these and other Farm Bill changes from four USDA...

2014-05-27 16:26:56

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, which is devoted to farm and ranch land protection, today endorsed the launch of the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program calling on the farm conservation community to help implement the new policy. "AFT has long supported partnerships to encourage agricultural conservation practices and applauds the leadership of Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, who announced the...

2014-04-11 12:24:19

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust is asking the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittees to provide full funding for farmland conservation protection and beginning farmer programs authorized in the 2014 federal Farm Bill. "The recently enacted 2014 Farm Bill already cut food, conservation and agriculture programs by $23 billion contributing proportionately more than their share to deficit reduction," said Andrew...

2014-02-12 08:31:50

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) expressed its disappointment today in a proposal by Governor Martin O'Malley to cut funding for farmland protection in Maryland in half, said Jim Baird, Mid-Atlantic Office Director for AFT. "Until now, Gov. O'Malley has supported full funding for farmland protection in Maryland, however, we are disappointed his budget proposal this year includes $23 million in cuts for the state's agricultural easements...

2014-02-04 16:30:15

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the passage of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill") (H.R. 2642) earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) "We applaud the U.S. Senate for joining the House in passing the "Farm Bill" earlier today. We are glad Congress has recognized the critical...

2014-02-04 16:30:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today hailed the passage of the federal farm bill, saying it includes his recommendations that fit the unique needs of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry. Congress passed the bill on Feb. 4. "Farmers and agribusinesses drive Pennsylvania's economy, with $68 billion in total economic impact annually," said Corbett. "I commend Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, especially Congressman Glenn G.T. Thompson, for...

2014-02-04 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust today praised final Congressional adoption of the new Farm Bill which makes the biggest reform in agricultural policy in years, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "The new Farm Bill requires farmers who receive crop insurance premium assistance to have a conservation plan which helps protect erodible soil and wetlands," said McElwaine. "Conservation compliance in past has been...

2014-01-31 12:27:14

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement calling on the U.S. Senate to advance the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill") (H.R. 2642): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) "We applaud the House for moving beyond the partisan rancor and passing the "Farm Bill" this week; city officials know this bill is vitally...

2014-01-28 12:30:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, the nation's largest organization devoted to farmland protection, calls on Congress to pass the new Farm Bill. The bill includes a number of American Farmland Trust's legislative priorities that will help preserve agricultural land, promote sound farming practices, and help keep farmers on the land. Among the key positions in the new Farm Bill AFT supports are: -- An investment of $2 billion in conservation...


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