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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2012 - Several agricultural associations signed a letter today that urged Senate leaders to refrain from supporting any legislation resembling the House-passed disaster bill
CHARLOTTE, NC. Sept. 4, 2012 - Rural leaders from across the United States, including Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senator Mark Begich of Alaska and Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana outlined the Obama Administration's accomplishments during a meeting of the Rural Council Tuesday at the 2012 Democratic
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2012— Effective Sept. 1, The Organic Center is combining efforts with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and relocating its headquarters from Boulder, Colo., to Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2012- The percentage of food insecure households in the United States remained essentially unchanged from 2010 to 2011, while the percentage with very low food security increased
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2012- In a letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership last week, 44 organizations urged passage of the Farm Bill and inclusion of key rural development policy changes
WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012- While China's
demand for feed ingredients makes it an important export market for U.S.
distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), or the residual co-products from
ethanol production, the volume
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.