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House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill

Posted on 7/12/2012 by Chris Heiss in 2012 Farm Bill

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved its version of the farm bill by a vote of 35 to 11. The bill would reduce spending by $35 billion over 10 years, mainly by cutting about $16.5 billion from the food stamps program.

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DeMint Amendment Defeated

Posted on 6/28/2012 by Chris Heiss in Checkoff

Another closely watched vote was on the amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). The amendment would have prohibited mandatory promotion and research orders, or checkoff programs.

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Senate Passes Farm Bill

Posted on 6/28/2012 by Chris Heiss in 2012 Farm Bill

Progress continues on the Farm Bill, as the U.S. Senate successfully passed its version by a vote of 64-35.

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Farm Bill Moves To Senate Floor

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in 2012 Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill, known formally as the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240), cleared a major procedural hurdle on Thursday, June 7, with 90 of 100 Senators voting to take up the bill.

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Progress Made On Pest Management Regulations

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in Regulations

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Food and Drug and Associated Agencies recently marked up their version of the FY 2013 Agriculture Funding Bill.

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