Farm Program Reauthorization Markup Day 2

The committee continued to mark up draft legislation that would reauthorize federal farm programs. They voted to offer farmers an… read more

The committee continued to mark up draft legislation that would reauthorize federal farm programs. They voted to offer farmers an alternative safety net that would provide protection against falling incomes and save as much as $4 billion over the next five years. Farmers who choose the plan would get a government payment on a portion of their acreage if average crop revenues in their state fall below a historic norm because of low prices or bad weather. But to get the coverage, farmers would have to forgo several supports that have been pillars of previous farm programs. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Collins, Keith Chief Economist Department of Agriculture
  • Keenum, Mark Undersecretary Department of Agriculture->Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service
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Farm Program Reauthorization Markup Day 2

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201790-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2007
Last Aired:
Nov 6, 2007

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  • Oct 25, 2007 | 5:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2007 | 8:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2007 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 06, 2007 | 7:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
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