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Cotton Industry Reaches Out to Farm Bill Conferees

Dan Cotton, Farm Bill, Legislative

Earlier this week, the Georgia Cotton Commission, and 66 other cotton industry organizations from across the many segments of the industry and representing individuals from every corner of the nation, sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees along with the Farm Bill conferees thanking the respective leaders for their work so …

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Deliver a Farm Bill before Current Law Expires

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

America’s two largest farm groups are delivering a loud message to farm bill negotiators: ‘Don’t get hung up on differences, deliver a farm bill before current law expires, September 30th. With the lowest farm income in 12-years and a tariff war depleting U.S. market share overseas, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), National Farmers Union NFU) and more than 150 other …

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Georgia Cotton Producers Hoping for On-Time Farm Bill

Dan Cotton, Farm Bill, Legislative

More than 150 agricultural organizations recently sent a letter to the Senate and House Agriculture committees asking the farm bill conference committee to pass an on-time, five-year farm bill before the September 30th expiration of the current bill. Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Richey Seaton says they took part in that letter. Georgia Cotton Producers Hoping for On-Time Farm Bill

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Farming Groups Call for Swift Farm Bill Passage

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The two largest farming groups in the United States called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee. Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to move quickly. Everything from commodity price supports to childhood nutrition, …

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Soybean Growers Back in D.C. to Talk Trade Resolution

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Legislative, Soybeans, Trade

The American Soybean Association is back in Washington, D.C., just weeks after their July Board of Directors meeting. Grower leaders are meeting with officials at the Department of Agriculture and with lawmakers to talk over options for offsetting the long-term damage from China’s retaliatory tariff on American soybeans. John Heisdorffer, ASA President, says they know that President Trump is aware …

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NACD Sends Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee

Dan Environment, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate members assigned to the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee. The letter outlines the organization’s legislative priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. NACD supports a final bill that includes level funding for the Conservation Title, retains the current conservation delivery system within the Regional Conservation …

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Senate Names Farm Bill Conference Committee Members

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The Senate Wednesday named members to the farm bill conference committee following action a day earlier to move forward with the conference process. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell named himself to the committee, along with Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, and fellow Republicans John Boozman of Arkansas, John Hoeven of North Dakota and Joni Ernst of Iowa. Meanwhile, Minority Leader Chuck …