Category Archives: The USDA Farm Bill

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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The 2012 Farm Bill: To Be or Not to Be?

The Senate version of  the 2012 Farm Bill was finally passed on June 21, with votes on 73 of 200 proposed amendments. Despite the $6.7 billion cut to conservation programs and a $4.5 billion cut to SNAP over the next 10 … Continue reading

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