STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Pat on the back for farm bill work
It can be easy to bash government employees. Sometimes they deserve it, sometimes they don't. (That's true for folks in any line of work, including journalism.)
It's not so easy to give government em... Posted on 10/27/14 at 2:59 PM
The proposed farm bills (with one exception) for the 2013 to 2017 period are languishing in Congress and have a hole in the safety net. It would take a few years to expose the hole and odds now seem low that it would occur, but it is there just waiting.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill on April 26 that is remarkable for receiving a strong committee vote and for the unhappiness and isolation of committee members representing the South, who do not think the bill treated cotton, rice and peanut farmers fairly and did not vote to send the bill to the full Senate.
WILLMAR — Staff members from the office of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will be in Willmar at 11 a.m. today at Ridgewater College, Agriculture Fourplex, to take comments from farmers and residents on the 2008 farm bill and to look ahead to reauthorization in 2012.
Wind energy developers are trying to kill to a bill that prohibits them from issuing confidential leases to landowners.
The prohibition is in a bill that many legislators say is needed to keep industry representatives from taking advantage of landowners who are at a disadvantage when confronted with a 44-page lease and, sometimes, high-pressure company tactics. The companies build wind turbines on the leased plots.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
April 22, 2009
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members from the northwest and west central regions of the state recently went to the state Capitol to discuss Farmers Union policy and the 2009 legislative session with legislators.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer both voiced optimism to more than 600 Farmers Union members that Congress and the Bush Administration soon will reach agreement on a new farm bill.
BISMARCK — If a new farm bill isn’t signed by President Bush by March 15 and the current one must be extended, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., said Friday, he’ll consider that a defeat.
March 01, 2008
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