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2012-06-11 06:26:24

Urges Congress to Include Robust Safety Net for Farmers and Ranchers MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Senate begins floor proceedings this week to debate the 2012 Farm Bill, Association of Equipment Manufacturers Chairman and Krone NA Chief Executive Officer Rusty Fowler issued the following statement: "With hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country directly and indirectly supported by the agricultural equipment industry, it is of utmost importance...

2012-03-01 11:43:00

2012 Farm Bill Reauthorization Gives Congress a Chance to Get it Right with International Food Aid WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, today released its latest report, The Time is Now for Food Aid Reform: Five Reasons Why U.S. Policies are Ripe for Reform in the Next Farm Bill. AJWS's paper outlines the benefits of reforming current U.S. global food aid policies as...

2012-02-27 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 643 organizations, representing tens of millions Americans, expressed strong support for the Conservation Title of the U.S. Farm Bill in a letter sent to Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas (R-OK), as well as the ranking members of those committees. The letter urges the committees to provide the greatest possible priority for...

2009-12-16 18:00:00

Application deadline is set for February 15 DAVIS, Calif., Dec 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposals for 2010 funding consideration under the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) are being accepted until February 15, 2010. This voluntary program assists eligible farm and ranch entities to purchase conservation easements that ensure agricultural lands remain in production and are not subdivided. The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) is administered by the USDA...

2008-09-20 15:00:33

By Suzanne Mills-Wazniak Contributing Writer The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 was enacted by the United States Congress on June 18. This Act is also known as the much anticipated and controversial "2008 Farm Bill." What one might not know is that the 2008 Farm Bill contains many provisions that affect nonfarming consumers. The familiar Food Stamp Program (renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is part of the Title 4 -- Nutrition section of the 2008 Farm...

2008-09-17 21:00:15

By Leslie Hague lhague@@dailyherald.com The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Tuesday he didn't have much hope for getting new farming legislation passed this week. "We simply have an inability for the House and Senate to agree on what a farm bill would encompass," Ed Schafer told a group of Illinois farmers at an Elgin farm. The far-reaching $10 billion legislation includes issues such as trade policies and price supports for crops. The last piece of legislation was passed in 2002...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Except for an overridden veto by President Bush, the $290 billion farm bill quietly passed through Congress this past summer, with funds expected to last for five years. If you're like most people, the news didn't become dinner table fodder. "It's a piece of legislation that not that many people know a lot about, and it's almost really a misnomer in the sense that it's about a lot more than farming," Bush's Natural Resources and Environment under...

2008-07-20 06:00:25

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 20--The recent passage of the 2008 Farm Bill, which sets the nation's agricultural policy for the next four years, benefits Connecticut agricultural operations more than previous legislation has, according to state and federal officials. Though some area farmers question whether the bill, passed last month, does enough to help them, others say it ushers in far-reaching improvements -- to the industry as well as the towns that house it....

2006-06-16 18:10:45

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers are still several months away from an overhaul of U.S. farm subsidy law and expect the outcome of world trade talks to be clear by the time they begin, according to two Congressional committee chairmen. U.S. farm supports cost roughly $20 billion a year. Some outlays could be affected by proposals at the trade talks for deep cuts in trade-distorting domestic subsidies. Also on the table are calls for fewer barriers to farm imports....