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    Food and Agriculture Policy Summit

    Former secretaries of agriculture discussed the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and potential changes in agriculture policy in the Obama administration. Former Secretary Bergland…

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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,…

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    FDA Approval Process Part 2

    Witnesses testified about three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals included allowing firms seeking approval to hire…

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    Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment

    Panelists discussed a proposed tax limitation Constitutional Amendment which will be voted on when the U.S. House of Representatives returns on April 15.

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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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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Witnesses testified concerning the North American Free Trade Agreement and its long-term effects on the U.S. economy. REP. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona testified that NAFTA would reduce tariffs in…

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    Energy, Agriculture and Environmental Issues

    This was the second of four Republican Platform Meetings scheduled prior to the Republican Convention in Houston, Texas. It broke into several 90 minute sessions and the Platform Committee,…

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    Power in Washington

    Mr. Block discussed Washington politics, and what organizations yield the most power.

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    North American Free Trade Agreement Part 2

    The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing looking at how the domestic agriculture sector could be affected by the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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    North American Free Trade Agreement Part 1

    The House Agriculture Committee, Chaired Representative Kika de la Garza D-Texas, heard testimonies on how food production would be affected by the adoption of a North American Free Trade…

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    Foreign Trade and Domestic Subsidy Policy

    The panelist discussed the U.S. foreign trade and domestic subsidiary policy, including trade barriers, quota agreements, support programs, and the effect the U.S. economic policies have on…

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    Agriculture, Trade and Foreign Policy

    Mr. Block was secretary of agriculture during the Reagan Administration. He discussed his recent conversation with Soviet President Gorbachev on agriculture and international trade.

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    Review of the 1986 Tax Reform Act

    The House Ways and Means Committee reviewed the impact, effectiveness and fairness of the 1986 Tax Reform Act. Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO),…

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    Review of the 1986 Tax Reform Act

    This hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee was a review of the 1986 Tax Reform Bill, and how the bill was effecting tax payers as well as revenue for the federal government.

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    Support of President's Minimum Wage Position

    A group of businessmen spoke with reporters outside the White House following a meeting with President George H.W. Bush to express their opposition to the proposed increase to the minimum…

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    Committee on Agriculture

    Secretary John Block spoke to the Governors about federal agriculture issues. The Governors discussed their platform.

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    Agriculture Issues

    Agriculture Secretary John Block and others spoke about issues facing the farmers including crop loans and exports. They answered questions from the audience.

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    Balanced Budget Brigade Luncheon

    Agriculture Secretary John Block spoke about the federal deficit and the farm bill. He answered questions from the audience.

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    Family Forum III: Secretary of Agriculture

    A musical performance from the Family Forum.

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    Agriculture Discussion

    Mr. Block explained how the economy has had an impact on farming in the United States.

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