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
David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “The House agreed Friday to begin formal talks with the Senate on a long-delayed farm bill — giving back the reins to Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas to try to salvage some compromise after the often destructive, partisan floor fights of the past summer. “The motion was quickly approved […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Senate Agriculture Committee asked the regulator of the U.S. futures markets on Tuesday to investigate whether there was manipulation of the price of biofuel credits, known as RINs.
A news release today from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) indicated that, “Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor calling on the House to stop its efforts to slash nutrition assistance programs – a key component of the Farm Bill – which could derail passage of a long-term, […]
Usually optimistic Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said efforts to pass a comprehensive five-year farm bill by the end of September are like a “ticking time bomb ready to go off.”
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee unanimously approved today the nominations of Krysta Harden to serve as deputy secretary of agriculture and Robert Bonnie to serve as under secretary for natural resources and the environment. Harden has been nominated … Continue reading ?
National Farmers Union (NFU) president Roger Johnson issued a statement following the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s hearing regarding the proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui Holdings International, the largest acquisition of an American company by a Chinese company in history.
Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced that C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield, testified Wednesday before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to review the benefits ofShow More Summary
News out of Washington this morning is that the House will send its farm-only version of the farm bill over to the Senate today to begin the conference process. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a conference call … Continue reading ?
Farm Bill Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow called on House Republican leaders Monday to begin talks promptly on their pared-back farm bill rather than wait for the House to act on a separate nutrition and food stamp package later this month or in September. “‘I’m calling on [...]
American consumers will not be impacted and the safety of pork products will not diminish if Smithfield Foods is acquired by Shuanghui International, Smithfield’s CEO Larry Pope told the Senate Agriculture Committee at a hearing Wednesday. The assurances come as the proposed $4.7 billion sale, which would be the largest ever Chinese acquisition of an... Continue Reading
The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday took a look at the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to Shuanghui International, which would be the largest acquisition of an American company by a Chinese company in history. Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) … Continue reading ?