TOWNER, N.D. — The last time I voted for a Republican was when I lived in Wyoming and I voted for Dick Cheney for congress. I voted for him because he made a committee vote to kill the sugar program in spite of Wyoming being a sugar-
FARGO, N.D. — Sheridan County, Mont., farmers who appealed with the Farm Service Agency to get out of the Average Crop Revenue Election program on durum in 2009 have been denied their appeal at the county level, based on the state committee denying the county committee’s request for relief on behalf of those producers. The state denial was based on a newly released audit report from an Office of Inspector General.
FARGO, N.D. — More than a year after farmers in the Plentywood, Mont., area cried foul over the local handling of the Average Crop Revenue Election program for durum in 2009, their case remains unresolved. They still say misinformation and discrimination cost them big bucks.
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said May 13 that he would not support any increase in funding for the food stamp program unless its possible contributions to obesity are addressed.
ANKENY, Iowa — Federal officials concerned about how much control a few corporations have over the nation’s food supply pledged Friday to begin a new era of antitrust enforcement, seeking to balance agricultural power between companies, farmers and consumers.
FARGO, N.D. — Livestock producers who lose animals because of weather should think ahead to keep inventory and death records for the Livestock Indemnity Program, says Aaron Krauter, state executive director for North Dakota Farm Service Agency.
WASHINGTON — Farmers, supermarkets and truckers across the country are losing billions of dollars in business because California, Texas, Arizona and New York City are using procedures that discourage people eligible for food stamps from applying for them, according to a key USDA official.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., said March 3 she is planning the biggest increase ever in child nutrition programs, but battles between ag groups already have broken out over how the reauthorization of school meals programs might change what the government buys.
WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously March 3 to tell the House Budget Committee not to cut any agriculture programs in the fiscal year 2011 budget, but House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he still will move forward with his plan to consider cuts if Congress should go through the reconciliation process.
, March 08, 2010
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