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  • Department of Agriculture Budget Briefing
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    Department of Agriculture Budget Briefing

    Officials spoke to reporters about the proposed budget for the Department of Agriculture. Among the components of the budget were programs for farm subsidies, food stamps, food inspection,…

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  • Agriculture Department Budget
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    Agriculture Department Budget

    Mr. Rominger reviewed the annual budget of the Agriculture Department and its subordinate agencies and responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • Lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree
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    Lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree

    Mr. Hantman acted as master of ceremonies and introduced the speakers. Deputy Secretary Rominger spoke on behalf of Agriculture Secretary Glickman. Governor Thompson spoke, saying that the…

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  • Reducing Pesticide Risks
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    Reducing Pesticide Risks

    Ms. Browner and Mr. Rominger talked to reporters about a ban imposed on pesticides. They said that the ban was specifically to protect children from the pesticides which were used on a wide…

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  • Electricity Competition
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    Electricity Competition

    Administration officials and members of Congress announced a program to deregulate the energy industry. The plan would introduce competition at the local level and would require utility…

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  • Agricultural Issues
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    Agricultural Issues

    Mr. Glickman and others spoke about the accomplishments of their agency this past year and their priorities for 1999. After their prepared remarks they took questions from reporters.

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  • Farm Aid
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    Farm Aid

    Senator Daschle unveiled a Democratic farm relief package which included a one-year boost in government commodity loan rates providing $5 billion in farm subsidies. The package dropped…

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  • Federal Commission on Droughts
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    Federal Commission on Droughts

    Subcomittee members heard testimony on the creation of a national drought emergency commission. The subcommittee heard testimony from federal and local agricultural department…

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  • Agriculture Department Civil Rights Proposals
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    Agriculture Department Civil Rights Proposals

    Secretary Glickman held a meeting with sub-Cabinet officers and top management staff concerning a report with 92 recommendations on how the Department of Agriculture can treat minorities…

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  • Agriculture Department Budget
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    Agriculture Department Budget

    Agriculture Department officials talked with reporters about their budget request for the next fiscal year. They took questions from the press.

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  • Public Farm Bill Hearing
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    Public Farm Bill Hearing

    Secretary Glickman and the Agriculture Department began a series of hearings on the Agriculture Bill. House and Senate Committees have already developed recommendations for adjusting…

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  • Revising Agriculture Support Programs
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    Revising Agriculture Support Programs

    Committee members heard testimony on ways to reduce the current federal payments to farmers. In December, Senator Lugar wrote to Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici and called for a…

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  • Meat and Poultry Inspections
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    Meat and Poultry Inspections

    Following prepared remarks about a proposal to improve the way the government ensures the safety of meat and poultry products, the participants answered questions from the press.

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  • Agriculture Department Reorganization
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    Agriculture Department Reorganization

    Secretary Espy announced the closing of over 1000 field offices across the country as part of the administration’s government reform process. This downsizing will streamline service to the…

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  • Poultry Product Regulation
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    Poultry Product Regulation

    Proper labeling of fresh and frozen chicken was the subject of a hearing held by the House Government Operations Agriculture Subcommittee. Current rules allow poultry that is frozen at zero…

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  • Agriculture Budget Appropriations
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    Agriculture Budget Appropriations

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development Food and Drug Administration, and Related agencies began their deliberations on appropriations requests for FY 1995.…

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  • Agriculture Outlook Conference
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    Agriculture Outlook Conference

    Secretary Espy opened the 70th annual Agriculture Outlook Conference, discussing the future of U.S. agriculture. Following his opening statement, other forum participants discussed numerous…

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  • National Performance Review
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    National Performance Review

    Secretary Espy spoke to Agriculture Department employees outside the department’s building to discuss the Agriculture Department’s participation in the National Performance Review government reform program…

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  • Midwest Flood Relief
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    Midwest Flood Relief

    The committee heard testimony from Mr. Rominger and other representatives of the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies on relief for the farmers affected by the flooding of the…

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