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U.S. Highway Trust Fund’s Power Extended; USDA Bring Broadboard to Rural Areas

Farm groups are disappointed that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund's authorization through Oct. 29, the second

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Additional Cuts to 2014 Farm Bill; New Plant Growth Regulator OK’d

Nearly 400 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging Senate and House leaders to reject calls for additional cuts to the 2014 Farm Bill. The groups say Congress passed sweeping changes to the nation’s food and farm policy that included significant deficit reduction just over one year ago. The 2014 Farm B

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House Passes Executive Action Rebuke, Daily Margin Program Still Available

  • The U.S. House has passed a bill to stop the President's power of executive actions on immigration, but the bill is viewed as largely symbolic.

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Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times
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Relief Coming For Farmers Affected by Drought, Low-Carbon Law Extended

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President Barack Obama in Fresno, Calif., Friday to announce that the USDA will provide additional assistance to help farmers, ranchers and residents affected by severe drought in California.

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Government Buys Grape Juice, Farm Bill Passes

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), at the request of Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, have announced a $11.5 million nationwide purchase of Concord grape juice that will provide stability for a critical state agriculture industry.

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Farm Bill Vote This Week and Republicans Immigration Policy

  • The Senate will vote on the farm bill conference report this week.

    The Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he filed cloture on the bill. The cloture vote will be held Monday evening. As lon

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Farm Bill to Cut Deficit and FFA Reorganizing

  • According to the Congressional Budget Office score of the 2014 farm bill, the measure including sequester will yield a total of $23 billion in cuts to program spending.

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Farm Bill Negotiated But Still Facing Opposition

  • Farm Bill negotiators announced a bi-partisan, bi-cameral agreement on a five-year farm bill titled the Agricultural Act of 2014.

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Labeling Laws in Farm Bill and Renewable Energy Under Discussion

  • Nearly 100 groups representing farmers, ranchers, consumers and other rural and small town interests have written members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee urging them to protect the country of origin labeling law when they finalize the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Farm Bill Cooperation Has Farmers Union President Hopeful

  • National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is hopeful the spirit of cooperation that led to the passage of the bipartisan appropriations bill will continue through to the farm bill. Johnson says the omnibus spending bill and its accompanying report language is far from perfect.
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