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Record Settlement Reached In H-2A Case

Posted on 7/12/2012 by Chris Heiss in H-2A Workers

Peri & Sons, a Nevada-based onion grower, has agreed to pay a record total of $2.3 million in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil penalty of $500,000 for violations under the H-2A program.

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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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