FMD Vaccine Bank Discussed during Farm Bill Listening Session

Back in March of this year, representatives from the beef, turkey, sheep and pork industries all testified in favor of a stronger program to protect animals from disease, especially foot-and-mouth disease. This all took place in Washington D.C. during a hearing before the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. But this past Saturday, the House Agriculture Committee held their …

Georgia Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Comments

One of the many people who presented comments before the House Agriculture Committee’s first farm bill listening session held this past Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, was Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long.     Click to listen to the full session.

Florida Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Comment

One of the many people who presented comments before the House Agriculture Committee’s first farm bill listening session held this past Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, was Florida Farm Bureau Federation President John Hoblick.       Click to listen to the full session.

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in Florida today and wanted to hear directly from peanut farmers,” said Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission and a member of the Southern …

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ICYMI: Farm Bill Listening Session Webcast for Farmers and Ranchers

Saturday, June 24th, an event was held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast were invited to attend. It’s is called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event was an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas and Ranking …

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Water Rights Protection Act Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion

The Water Rights Protection Act, introduced in the House, could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “It’s time to put a stop to federal strong-arming of ranchers by a government that owns the majority of the land for …

Perdue Hosts Mexico and Canada Agriculture Leader in His Home State

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in an event held in Savannah, Georgia, where they toured the Georgia Ports Authority and took a farm tour, and to participate in a series of meetings preparing for the upcoming renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There is a lot of uncertainty as to what …

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Southeast Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Farm Bill Listening Session

Coming up Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway …

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Discussing Changes to Peanut Program

Farmers across the Southeast are invited to join Chairman Michael Conaway and members of the House Agriculture Committee for a listening session on the next Farm Bill. It will be held Saturday, June 24, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville beginning at 10 AM.  As Tyron Spearman reports, various topics will be discussed including possible changes to peanut …

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Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a committee listening session, will take place in Gainesville, Florida on …