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    Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices

    Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA Economic Research Service pricing forecasts are…

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    Agriculture Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request and priorities. Topics included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

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    W.A. Laidlaw and the Tumalo Dam

    Deschutes County Surveyor Mike Berry visited the failed Tumalo Reservoir and talked about W.A. Laidlaw and the Tumalo Dam. In the early 20th century W.A. Laidlaw promised hundreds of…

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    Agriculture and Transportation Infrastructure

    Panelists talked about the role of infrastructure in the agriculture industry.

    This forum titled “Agriculture Intersection-Getting the Farm to the Fork” was part of the U.S.…

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    Secretary Tom Vilsack Remarks

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gave the keynote speech at his department’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. He announced the findings of government census on the agriculture…

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    Future of Farming and Agriculture

    Panelists talked about efforts to get youth involved U.S. agriculture and farming. They also addressed the implications of the 2014 farm bill and efforts to assist military veterans…

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    Farm Bill Signing Ceremony

    In the wake of congressional action on the farm bill, President Obama traveled to Michigan State University to speak about the $956.4 billion package and signed it into law.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional…

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    Senate Debate on Farm Bill

    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) debated various provisions of a farm bill.

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    Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

    The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill at Willamette Heritage Center was profiled. Founded in 1889 by Thomas Lister Kay, the mill was one of numerous textile mills that operated throughout the…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill. Other topics included fast-track trade legislation,…

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    House Farm Bill Debate

    Members of the House of Representatives debated the farm bill. It passed by a vote of 251-166. The measure cuts direct payments to farmers, but expands crop insurance. It also…

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    Representatives Schrader and Blumenauer on the Farm Bill

    Democratic Representatives Kurt Schrader (WA) and Blumenauer (OR) made speeches during House debate on the farm bill.

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    Farm Bill Conference Report

    Ellyn Ferguson talked about the Farm Bill Conference Report. She was interviewed via Skype.

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    Representative Sander Levin on the Keep Your Health Plan Act

    Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the vote on the Republican sponsored “Keep Your Health Plan” Act. He also spoke about Republican oversight efforts…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass…

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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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    Farm Bill Negotiations

    Alan Bjerga talked about congressional negotiations on a five year Farm Bill, including differences between the House and Senate versions and whether a compromise can be reached. He…

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    House Debate on Motion to Instruct Farm Bill

    Members debated instructions for conferees on the farm bill.

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    House Rules Committee Meeting, Part 1

    Committee members debated a rule for consideration of amendments to the farm bill.

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