Category Archives: The USDA Farm Bill

USDA Census of Agriculture: Reading between the lines

After a very long wait the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture data are starting to roll out. While the meatiest (pun intended) reports are not expected until May the preliminary data are attracting a lot of attention. And, regarding women farmers, … Continue reading

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House Bill Passes Out of Committee

But, will it make it to the floor, before the current bill expires on September 30th?   The House version of the Farm Bill passed out of Committee 35-11 on July 12, and is now waiting for House leadership to … Continue reading

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House Farm Bill Draft in Mark-Up

And in the House…   As expected, the House Committee on Agriculture released their 557-page draft version of the farm bill on July 5, called the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act. The draft began the mark-up period … Continue reading

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