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Conaway Speaks on Disaster Relief in New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee recently held its sixth and final Farm Bill listening session in upstate New York. Committee Chair Mike Conaway said the listening session in New York, along with the other five sessions, were invaluable to the committee as it looks toward developing a new Farm Bill. Disaster recovery programs are a big part of the Farm Bill. …

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Farm Bill Discussion at Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Organic

By Jaci Schreckengost Discussion about the possible effects of the 2018 farm bill on organic growers was one of the topics at the recent Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit. With the farm bill expiring in September 2018, many are eager to speak their minds to let those writing the new farm bill know what has and has not worked …

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House Agriculture Working on 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee is drafting the next farm bill and could bring the bill up for consideration by the full House of Representatives yet this year. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway commented last week on the timeframe of getting the 2018 Farm Bill through the House and Senate. Conaway says the Committee and staff are putting “pencil to …

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Farm Bill Opposition Groups Discuss Strategy

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Agri-Pulse is reporting that groups covering all points on the political spectrum are getting together to discuss ways to attack the upcoming Farm Bill when the development process begins in Congress. Roughly two-dozen different groups sent representatives to Washington this week to hear a presentation from an economist and then discuss different messages they can take to Congress regarding changes …

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Organic Growers Give Input for 2018 Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Organic

By Jaci Schreckengost As the 2018 farm bill discussion continues, many growers are pressing to get their voices heard by those writing the bill. At the inaugural Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville, a workshop on September 18 allowed growers to discuss their concerns and suggestions for the farm bill. Sarah Hackney, grassroots director at the National Sustainable …

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House Member Outlines Need for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Kansas Republican Representative Roger Marshall says families across the U.S. need the next farm bill. As part of a House Agriculture Committee video series, Marshall says there is “no single piece of legislation more important” to his district than the farm bill. Marshal represents District One of Kansas, one of the largest agricultural-driven districts in the nation. He says the …

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Environmental Working Group Keeps Eye on Farm Bill Development

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The Environmental Working Group is paying close attention to the process of developing the new Farm Bill. Craig Cox, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, says the conservation provisions of the Farm Bill represent a big opportunity to help farmers deal with the more serious issues they’re going to face regarding the quality of life. The EW G …

Farm Bill Discussed at Florida Organic Growers Summit

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Livestock, Organic

By Jaci Schreckengost With 2018 farm bill provisions being discussed, many growers are interested in telling their stories about how certain portions of the bill have either helped or hurt them in the past. At the inaugural Florida Organic Growers (FOG) Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville, a workshop was held to discuss what is currently in the …

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Farm Bill This Fall “High Hurdle” for Senate

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Getting the farm bill done this fall is a “high hurdle,” according to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts. The Kansas Republican told reporters last week it would be easier to write a bill once a budget is in place, noting that the Senate Budget Committee has said the Senate would have a budget this year. Roberts did note that …