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WASHINGTON, September 12, 2012-
Without more pressure from constituents, a new five-year farm bill will not
pass through the House this year, said House Agriculture Committee Ranking
Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn. at a rally near the Capitol
BISMARCK, N.D.,September 12, 2012-Gov. Jack Dalrymple and leaders of CHS
Inc., the nation's largest farmer-owned cooperative, today announced that the
company is taking steps toward constructing a nitrogen fertilizer
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012 - Even before the Farm Bill Now rally wrapped up around noon today, some members of Congress were meeting to explain their views on cutting federal spending - including their desire to cut even more out of new farm bill.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2012) - The "Farm Bill Now!" coalition will host a rally on U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning to encourage Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 - In one of his most strongly-worded attacks on the GOP leadership's failure to schedule floor time to vote on a new farm bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers attending
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2012 - Farm leaders from all around the
U.S. tried to prod lawmakers into passing a new farm bill while members of
Congress were back in their respective districts over the August recess.
James Moll produced "Farmland", a documentary about six farmers and ranchers from across the United States. The funding for the film came from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance but Moll says he had complete editorial control. The film had its debut on Thursday, April 14 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Five of the farmers featured in the film attended the gala event.
Moll is a very high profile film maker for this type of project. He has academy award credits to his name but says he had never been on a farm until he produced "Farmland". His point of view remains understated as he says he wanted the farmers to speak for themselves and tell about their industry and affection for their livelihood and lifestyle.