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WASHINGTON, August 2, 2012- During a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday to examine the failures of MF Global and the Peregrine Financial Group, a witness on the second panel representing the National Grain and Feed Association said
WASHINGTON, August 1, 2012- Farm groups released a joint statement to Congress today emphasizing their disappointment in House Republican leadership for deciding not to move forward with the House Agriculture Committee's five-year bill before adjourning for the August
WASHINGTON, August 1, 2012- The House of Representatives, unable to get the GOP votes to advance a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill this week, will consider a stand-alone livestock disaster aid package Thursday before
WASHINGTON, July 29 - Unable to garner enough GOP votes to pass a new five-year food and farm bill before the August recess, House Republicans are now focusing on what seems to be the art of the possible.
Congressman Steve King is an outspoken conservative member of the House Agriculture Committee. He is in line to be the chairman when the next farm bill comes up in 2018. 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.