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  • Jan 25, 2013
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    Vilsack ties immigration reform to farm bill

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a recent speech, says the new farm bill has to embrace a sensible immigration message....More
  • Dec 21, 2012
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    How the lack of a farm bill impacts dairy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explained how the dairy industry and consumers could be negatively impacted if a new farm bill is not adopted by the end of the year and farm policy reverts back to 1949 law....More
  • Dec 21, 2012
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    One-year farm bill extension viable option, Rice Federation official says

    Some farm organizations have been saying a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill would be difficult to achieve if the White House and House leaders cannot reach agreement on a budget deal. But the USA Rice Federation’s Reece Langley says an extension might be the better option for growers and lenders who will begin a new crop season within a matter of weeks. Langley discussed the ‘fiscal cliff’ dilemma during an “Update on the 2012 Farm Bill Development at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego....More
  • Dec 20, 2012
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    Budget negotiations, farm bill discussions and Capitol Hill intrigue

    As the federal budget is debated and the lame duck session hurtles towards an end, there is high intrigue on Capitol Hill....More
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