The Idaho House is now ready for a floor vote that will likely send Senate Bill 1337 to Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter for his signature. It would make trespassing and filming agricultural operations without permission of the owner illegal. After three-and-a-half hours of testimony on Thursday, the House Agriculture Affairs Committee sent the Agriculture... Continue Reading
The quick-moving “Agriculture Production Interference” act goes before the Idaho House Agriculture Affairs Committee today, which could be the bill’s last stop before getting the second affirmative floor vote it needs before landing on Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s desk. The bill cleared the Idaho Senate only last Friday, and it’s moving fast enough to... Continue Reading
A legislative committee on Tuesday sent a bill to the floor of the Idaho Senate for a vote over whether to jail and fine anyone found guilty of a new crime of interference with agricultural production. After some bill shuffling, the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee sent Senate Bill 1337, just introduced Monday, straight to the... Continue Reading
Farm Bill A news release yesterday from National Crop Insurance Services indicated that, “On the heels of the 2014 Farm Bill becoming law, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) addressed the crop insurance industry yesterday and noted that crop insurance is now the centerpiece of U.S. farm policy. “‘Today, crop insurance is the foundation of […]
President Obama will sign the Agricultural Act of 2014 today at Michigan State University, the alma mater of Senate Agriculture Committee chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). “This is a very exciting day and I welcome that the president is committed to … Continue reading ?
President Barack Obama is expected to sign the 2014 Farm Bill on Friday in East Lansing, Michigan. Here are some key dates that preceded Friday’s event: April 26, 2012- The Senate Agriculture Committee passes a Farm Bill. June 21, 2012- The Senate passes a Farm Bill. July 12, 2012- The House Agriculture Committee passes a […]
From C-SPAN Online Jan. 30- “Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill” on the most recent edition of Newsmakers. Washington Post national correspondent Ed O’Keefe and Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga participated in the discussion. The House passed the Farm Bill conference report last week. […]
The Mule Deer Foundation lauded the final, bipartisan agreement on the Farm Bill today as a tremendous victory for conservation. The bill released by House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership shows the determination of both parties to reach a c...
By John Crabtree on January 27, 2014 - 3:03pm Last weekend, lead Farm Bill negotiators – the two chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees - rejected bipartisan farm subsidy reform included in farm bills passed in both House and Senate. Show More Summary
Congressional negotiators finally reached agreement on a new Farm Bill on Monday evening. A press release issued by the office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hailed the agreement as a bipartisan, bicameral agreement. Show More Summary
Farm Bill In a radio interview earlier this week with Mick Kjar (Ag News 890, Terry Loomis, Farm Director (Fargo, ND)), Senate Agriculture Committee member John Hoeven (R., N.D.) discussed several Farm Bill issues. In part, Sen. Hoeven indicated that, “I think that the conference committee really has the parameters for an agreement, people just […]
Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who is seeking to replace retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss, says poor kids who get a free meal at school should either pay something or sweep floors. “I’m on the Agriculture Committee, we have jurisdiction over the school lunch,” Rep. Jack Kingston explained to the Jackson County Republican Party in a clip […]
Farm Bill Erik Wasson reported yesterday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “Negotiators have just a few details left before a deal on the long-awaited $1 trillion farm bill is complete. “Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) told reporters that a framework agreement is ‘close’ and is on track to be announced shortly […]
There will be no new farm bill passed by the end of 2013, according to House and Senate negotiators. The Agriculture Committee members said they cannot proceed with a new bill until they receive the budget scores from the Congressional...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. derivatives regulator could soon be left with a leadership vacuum after a key U.S. senator said Tuesday she does not expect her committee to vote on President Barack Obama's nominees to replace its departin...
CONGRESS WANTS NEW ENERGY FOR FARMERS Senators, Advocates Push For Funded Energy Title In New Farm Bill 8 November 2013 (Solar Industry) "Eight U.S. Senators have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry urging it to include a strong energy title in the current farm bill it is developing. Show More Summary
Farm Bill Issues; Food Labeling Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow signaled Tuesday that face-to-face talks among the top four farm bill negotiators will resume this week, and she is upbeat enough to hope for a deal by Thanksgiving. “‘I hope so. It’s doable,’ the Michigan Democrat said. […]
Farm Bill Patricia Murphy reported yesterday at The Daily Beast Online that, “The next battle in the GOP civil war opened Wednesday as members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees sat down to hammer out differences over two versions of the Farm Bill. The massive piece of agriculture and nutrition legislation usually sails through both chambers, […]
Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill. -kg
A giant fell today. Tom Foley -- former House Speaker, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and ambassador to Japan -- and the man who, along with Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole, did more than any other lawmaker to build...Show More Summary