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Stabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, wants to defend the farm bill from possible budget cuts that could come during the budget reconciliation process that got started this week. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says she filed an amendment on Wednesday that’s intended to keep all farm bill programs away from any spending reductions from 2019 to …

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Sunbelt Ag Expo Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session

Dan Farm Bill, Georgia

Tuesday afternoon, as part of the opening day of the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-08), along with U.S. Representatives Rick Allen (R-GA-12) and Al Lawson (D-FL-05), hosted a listening session entitled, “The Next Farm Bill: Conversations with Congress.” Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Representative Scott about the Agriculture Committee’s efforts to put …

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Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Visits Sunbelt Ag Expo

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Folks from across the Southeast are in Moultrie, Georgia for day two of the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. Many were on hand yesterday for the Swisher Sweets Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon, and one of those was American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman caught up with him to talk about the Expo, natural disasters around …

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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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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 …

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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 …