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  • Farm Bill Conference Report
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    Farm Bill Conference Report

    House and Senate conference leaders announced an agreement on the farm bill conference report. They also answered questions from reporters about provisions of the legislation and future…

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  • Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing
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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing on the nomination of former Governor Edward T. Schafer to be the secretary of Department of Agriculture. Senators…

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  • Agricultural Policy
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    Agricultural Policy

    Former Secretaries of Agriculture testified about the history of the implementation of farm policies in preparation for the drafting of the next farm bill. Topics included family farms,…

    122 views
  • Agricultural Trade Negotiations
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    Agricultural Trade Negotiations

    Three panels of witnesses testified about the state of agricultural negotiations in multi-year global trade talks named the “Doha Development Round” for Doha, Qatar, where the current…

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  • Canadian Beef and Cattle Imports
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    Canadian Beef and Cattle Imports

    Witnesses testified before the House Agriculture Committee on the importation of beef and cattle from Canada, past discoveries of “mad cow” disease in Canadian herds, the current and future…

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  • Mad Cow Disease
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    Mad Cow Disease

    Secretary Veneman testified about the discovery of a case of Mad Cow Disease in Washington State and about measures implemented to protect the food supply. Among the topics she addressed…

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  • Federal Farm Policy
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    Federal Farm Policy

    Agricultural experts testified about the problems facing farmers and the agricultural industry. Topics included taxes, the need for more foreign markets, natural disasters, and the…

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  • Rural America Rally and Town Hall Meeting
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    Rural America Rally and Town Hall Meeting

    As part of the “Rally for Rural America,” congressional leaders held a town hall meeting to talk about the farm crisis and what the government could do to aid agriculture. Among the topics…

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  • Farm Financial Crisis
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    Farm Financial Crisis

    Secretary Glickman and others testified about the current financial crisis in the farm industry. They focused on this summer’s drought which has caused low crop yields in addition to the…

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  • Agricultural and Budget Issues
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    Agricultural and Budget Issues

    Senator Daschle and other members talked with reporters about a compromise agreement reached with Republicans over a farm relief bill. They were pleased that the bill provided an additional…

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  • Farm Prices News Conference
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    Farm Prices News Conference

    Participants talked to the press about the state of the agricultural economy. They proposed that farmers be given some form of emergency relief.

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  • US Farm Economy Status
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    U.S. Farm Economy Status

    The committee questioned Secretary of Agriculture Glickman about the status of the U.S. farm economy.

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  • Farm Prices and Emergency Relief
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    Farm Prices and Emergency Relief

    Following a meeting with President Clinton, Secretary Glickman and others talked with reporters about this summer’s drought which destroyed crops and hurt farm income across the country.…

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  • Farm Bill
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    Farm Bill

    Committee members heard testimony from Department of Agriculture officials concerning administration guidelines for the 1995 farm bill.

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Witnesses testified concerning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the effects it would have on the U.S. economy.

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