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  • Senate Agriculture Committee Considers Farm Bill
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    2018 Farm Bill

    The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a meeting on the 2018 farm bill. The legislation is crafted and passed approximately every five years and covers programs that…

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  • Secretary Perdue Warns of Concern and Anxiety in Agriculture Community
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    Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Budget Request

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. Secretary Perdue said there was “concern and anxiety” in the…

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  • Sonny Perdue Answers Questions About Trade and Threats to Food Security
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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary. He pledged to be a…

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  • Hearing on US Agricultural Trade with Cuba
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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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  • Farm Bill Conference Committee
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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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  • Senate 2012 Farm Bill Markup Part 1
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    Senate 2012 Farm Bill Markup, Part 1

    The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee met to mark up the 2012 Farm bill.

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  • Agriculture and the Economy
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    Agriculture and the Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, economists, and others testified on the contributions of agriculture to the U.S. economy.

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  • Agriculture Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Agriculture Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Former Iowa Governor Thomas Vilsack about his nomination as secretary of agriculture. Among the issues addressed were agriculture policy, farm subsidies, biofuel and alternative energy…

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  • Farm Program Reauthorization Markup Day 1
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    Farm Program Reauthorization Markup Day 1

    A portion of the Farm Reauthorization Bill was marked up. Members talked about provisions, offered amendments, and discussed policies on farm subsidies. The entire session is not shown.

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  • Farm Bill Reauthorization
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    Farm Bill Reauthorization

    Secretary Johanns testified the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Agriculture for the reauthorization of farm programs. Among the topics he addressed were the state of…

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  • Farm Policy
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    Farm Policy

    Witnesses testified about the Bush Administration positions on key agricultural issues. Topics included the state of the food and agriculture system, conservation practices, agriculture…

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  • Secretary of Agriculture Nomination Hearing
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    Secretary of Agriculture Nomination Hearing

    Introduced by Senators Nelson and Hagel, Governor Johanns testified about his qualifications to be the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Topics included rewriting farming…

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  • Dairy Consumers and Producers Protection Act
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    Dairy Consumers and Producers Protection Act

    State officials, dairy industry representatives and others testified about dairy prices and compacts.

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  • Organic Food Standards
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    Organic Food Standards

    Secretary Glickman and others announced new standards for organic foods. He focused on new labeling rules and assistance to help farmers pay for certification costs. This event took place…

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  • Agriculture Funding
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    Agriculture Funding

    Democratic senators talked about the lack of money available for farm loans for spring planting. They explained why American farmers need emergency supplemental funds and exhorted…

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  • Farm Bill Conference Part 2
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    Farm Bill Conference Part 2

    The Senate and House Agriculture Committees met in conference to resolve differences in two versions of the Agriculture Bill.

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  • Farm Bill Conference Part 1
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    Farm Bill Conference Part 1

    The Senate and House Agriculture Committees met in conference to resolve differences in two versions of the Agriculture Bill.

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  • Farm Bill Debate
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    Farm Bill Debate

    In an excerpt (which began at about 8:05 a.m. in the live floor action), Senators debated various amendments to the 1995 farm bill. Debate in this portion focused on two amendments offered…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Republican Budget Impact on Rural Areas
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    Republican Budget Impact on Rural Areas

    Democratic congressional leaders and administration officials briefed reporters on the impact of the Republican budget proposal on rural areas in several ways. Changes included changes to…

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