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Farm bill extension threatens specialty crop programs

Farm bill extension threatens specialty crop programs

Instead of passing a new five-year farm bill, the U.S. Congress decided to extend the old one for nine months. On Jan. 1, as part of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, House and Senate members decided not to roll a 2012 farm bill into the fiscal package they came up with, choosing instead to extend the 2008 bill until Sept. 30. The extension, however, did not include funding for expiring specialty crop programs such as the…  » Read more
Farm bill extension threatens specialty crop programs

Farm bill extension threatens specialty crop programs

Instead of passing a new five-year farm bill, the U.S. Congress decided to extend the old one for nine months. On Jan. 1, as part of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, House and Senate members decided not to roll a 2012 farm bill into the fiscal package they came up with, choosing instead to extend the 2008 bill until Sept. 30. The extension, however, did not include funding for expiring specialty crop programs such as the…  » Read more
Potato industry leaders participate in D.C. farm bill rally

Potato industry leaders participate in D.C. farm bill rally

Hundreds of agriculture industry allies rallied in Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to pass a new Farm Bill before the current law expires Sept. 30, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. Organized by the Farm Bill Now Coalition, the event featured remarks from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture; and Rep. Kristi…  » Read more
Rally pushes for action on farm bill before Sept. 30

Rally pushes for action on farm bill before Sept. 30

Hundreds of agriculture industry allies rallied in Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to pass a new Farm Bill before the current law expires Sept. 30, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. Organized by the Farm Bill Now Coalition, the event featured remarks from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture; and Rep. Kristi…  » Read more