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    Farm Bill Conference Committee

    Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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    MF Global Bankruptcy, Jon Corzine Testimony

    Former New Jersey Governor and Chief Executive Jon Corzine testified about the bankruptcy of the financial firm MF Global and a dispute over $1.2 billion in missing funds.

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    Movie Futures

    Witnesses testified on a proposal to establish a futures exchange through which investors could speculate on Hollywood film profits and losses, much as traditional commodities markets offer…

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    Farm and Food Assistance Programs Bill Markup, Part 2

    The House Agriculture Committee began markup of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill.
    This portion of the hearing was joined approximately 5 minutes after the…

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    Farm and Food Assistance Programs Bill Markup, Part 1

    The House Agriculture Committee began markup of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill.

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    U.S. Rural Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget…

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    2012 Farm Bill Markup, Part 1

    Members spoke about and offered amendments to the farm bill, a bill to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through…

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    Fiscal Year 2013 Farm Bill

    Agriculture and conservation interest group representatives testified on the fiscal year 2012 House farm bill. Among the topics they addressed were policies on biofuels, and water and…

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    Domestic Oil and Gas Development

    Witnesses testified about a U.S. Forest Service draft plan banning horizontal drilling for oil and gas on federal lands in Virginia and West Virginia. Hydraulic drilling, known as…

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    MF Global Bankruptcy, Panel 1

    The House Agriculture Committee held a on the bankruptcy of the financial firm MF Global and a dispute over $1.2 billion in missing funds.

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    Credit Derivatives in the U.S. Economy

    A hearing was held to examine possible ways to establish clearinghouses or other regulatory measures for the credit default swaps which played a significant role in the downfall of major…

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    2012 Farm Bill Markup, Part 2

    Members spoke about and offered amendments to the farm bill, a bill to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through…

    391 views
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    Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability

    Witnesses testified about commodities markets and their impact on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of futures and commodity markets, speculative…

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    Regulation of Derivatives, Part 1

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified about the Obama Administration’s proposal to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market. In his testimony he said the ease…

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    Financial Regulations Law and Commodities

    Witnesses testified on the implementation process of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, focusing on speculative trading in metals commodities and limits on the number of…

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    Regulation of Derivatives, Part 2

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified about the Obama Administration’s proposal to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market. In his testimony he said the ease…

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    Regulation of Derivatives

    Officials testified on legislation proposed by the Department of the Treasury regarding the regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives market. Under the proposals the Securities…

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    Problems in Domestic Bee Colonies

    Experts testified about colony collapse disorder in honeybee colonies across the United States. Topics included research into causes such as stress, mites, pathogens and…

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    Horticulture and Organic Food Safety Standards

    Witnesses testified about proposed safety standards for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as organic foods. In the first panel, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials answered…

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    Safety of Fresh Produce

    Witnesses testified about industry responses to problems such as the safety of peanut butter and fresh and fresh-cut produce. Topics included the potential impact on public health of…

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