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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...


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