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WASHINGTON, DEc. 19, 2012 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today urged the House leadership to include the farm bill in its "final list of things to be done" by the end of the year.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012- The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) released a progress report today on the development of the cellulosic biofuels industry timed on the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Dec. 19, 2012 -- Rural Americans need new alliances with urban and suburban
interests if they are ever to regain the political clout they enjoyed in the
past, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce
forum in Washington today.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., supported an amendment introduced today by Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to the Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill that would extend livestock disaster assistance for one year.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) remained hopeful today, despite dwindling congressional time, that negotiators could complete work on the farm bill
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2012- The national trade association and public policy organization representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry continue to urge that additional flows from the Missouri River be released to avert an effective shutdown of the Mississippi River
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012- Meeting several times over the last few days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, made progress toward a compromise on spending cuts and revenue increases to address the "fiscal cliff."
Congressman Steve King is an outspoken conservative member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this week's Open Mic, the Iowa Republican shares his observations about the farm bill that the committee wrote last week. King put through an egg amendment that may keep states from imposing standards that restrict commerce with other states. He also wants to cut the cost of SNAP and reduce other expenditures as well. King,
who is in line to be chairman when the next farm bill comes up in 2018, also discusses how committee membership has changed.