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.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp is strongly criticizing opponent Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., for his support of a U.S. House budget plan by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that she says would cut $180 billion out of farm program spending over a 10-year period.
WASHINGTON — With gas prices ticking ever-higher and the summer months approaching, no relief is in sight. Gas prices affect not only your cost at the pump, but also the cost to transport goods you use in everyday life, such as food and clothing. With an economy that is slowly recovering, spikes in the price of fuel could spell disaster. Congress needs to act to ensure our economic recovery is not derailed.
FARGO, N.D. — Former Agriculture secretaries Ed Schafer from North Dakota and Bob Bergland from Minnesota have been invited to Washington, D.C., to be among dignitaries gathered for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Ag Outlook Forum.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The crop insurance industry should help Congress write a farm bill in 2012, but also should think about its role longer term as crop insurance becomes the “foundation” of the farm program, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture official who is a top aide to Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said at a crop insurance industry convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Farm Service Agency County Office Employees is contending that the government could save up to $2.5 billion per year by taking the crop insurance program away from insurance companies and agents and turning it over to the county offices, but the American Association of Crop Insurers says the private delivery system works fine and that it will fight the proposal.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are asking President Barack Obama to make sure farm payments reach the farmers who need them most.
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