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  • Apr 24, 2012

    Billions to support elected leaders while nation’s problems go unsolved 1

    The average voter has an increasingly difficult time relating to a Congress that includes a large percentage of millionaires and multi-millionaires, whose lifestyles and concerns and personal agendas are vastly different than theirs....More
  • Apr 20, 2012

    Vilsack changing name of farm bill?

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continues his campaign to call the so called "farm bill" something else instead....More
  • Apr 9, 2012
    Southwest Farm Press

    Long, hard road to new farm bill

    Anyone willing to bet on whether a new farm bill will be enacted by the end of September or the current one extended for another year “could lose money either way,” says Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas....More
  • Mar 7, 2012

    Brash SJV congressman shifts California water wars 7

    Tulare, Calif., Congressman Devin Nunes crafts comprehensive legislation to give voice back to agriculture. Legislation moves to Senate where California's two senators say they will oppose it — maybe....More
  • Feb 3, 2012

    No progress seen on U.S. immigration until after 2012 election cycle 1

    Bob Redding, who lobbies on behalf of agricultural interests in Washington, D.C., had no illusions of being a crowd favorite at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference held in Savannah, Ga. Positioned as the last speaker on the afternoon program, Redding was following Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, who had just told the crowd their farm labor problem was one that needed to be fixed by Congress, possibly by passing legislation that would authorize a new guest worker program....More
  • Nov 21, 2011

    DeMint’s amendment to repeal check-offs – is he serious?

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint entered an amendment to Congress to terminate 20 commodity check-off programs. Is he serious? Apparently so....More
  • Nov 9, 2011

    U.S. agriculture needs an infusion of young farmers 1

    The average age of the U.S. farmer continues to rise, which begs the question, "How does we encourage more young people to enter the profession?"...More
  • Aug 19, 2011

    Farm bill debate taking on a new sense of urgency

    The possibility the new Super Committee could seek input from farm groups will cause the burning of midnight oil by producer members....More
  • Apr 11, 2011

    Is this what you voted for in November?

    House Republicans and Senate Democrats reach compromise on continuing resolution to fund the federal government....More
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