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  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Addresses National Press Club
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    Secretary Perdue on Agriculture Policy

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talked about his department’s policy. He answered questions about next year’s farm bill and ongoing NAFTA negotiations.

    234 views
  • Washington Journal Alan Bjerga Discusses the Food Stamp Program
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    Alan Bjerga on the Food Stamp Program

    Alan Bjerga talked about the effectiveness and cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some in Congress were looking to the program. This program was part of…

    521 views
  • Newsmakers Senator Debbie Stabenow
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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill. Other topics included fast-track trade legislation, tax…

    2,674 views
  • Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack
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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass…

    348 views
  • Farm Bill Negotiations
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    Farm Bill Negotiations

    Alan Bjerga talked about congressional negotiations on a five year Farm Bill, including differences between the House and Senate versions and whether a compromise can be reached. He responded to…

    220 views
  • Alan Bjerga on the Farm Bill
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    Alan Bjerga on the Farm Bill

    Alan Bjerga talked about the ten-year farm bill being worked on in Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The legislation funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),…

    599 views
  • Sequestration Agriculture Department Budget Cuts
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    Sequestration Agriculture Department Budget Cuts

    Alan Bjerga talked about the impact sequestration would have on the Agriculture Department, including furloughs for up to a third of its workers, shutdowns of meat plants across the country…

    1,266 views
  • Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack
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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke about the state of the agriculture industry. Among the issues addressed were the impact of the drought on farm states and food prices, disaster aid for…

    693 views
  • Senate Farm Bill
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    Senate Farm Bill

    Alan Bjerga discussed the farm bill passed the previous week by the Senate. The bill has many features, from food stamps to annual farm subsidies. Mr. Bjerga also answered viewers'…

    185 views