WASHINGTON — The probability that Congress and President Barack Obama will conclude a “fiscal cliff” bill to deal with the nation’s deficit, much less include a new farm bill in it, is low, but House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he is not worried about whether a bill is passed before next year.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
HANFORD, Calif. — A nondescript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone
, April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, recently released a farm bill proposal and announced that the committee will begin consideration of the bill on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
FARGO, N.D. — Five months after a fire that gutted the headquarters building of the Shortfoot Calf Ranch near Veblen, S.D., a final South Dakota Fire Marshal’s office report shows a general location for its start but an “undecided” cause.
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said March 9 that he is still seeking “consensus” on dairy policy in the next farm bill and that the bill must also address the needs of specialty crop producers.
OMAHA, Neb. — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said March 4 that he will run for re-election, partly because he is not sure that Congress will finish a farm bill in 2012 and he wants to be on hand for writing it.
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