Posts Categorized: Farm Bill

White House to Congress: No taxes in the farm bill. Period.

Today Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner hosted a conference call with bloggers. The Presbyterian Hunger Program (USA)/foodandfaithblog.org was invited and I ended up being one of a handful of people talking with Sec. Conner. The Agriculture Secretary reiterated the administration’s…

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Senate’s Farm Bill barely tweaks status quo

Special interests win the day Farm Bill reforms inadequate; White House again threatens to veto Dan Morgan of the Washington Post gives the low-down on the Farm Bill approved by the Senate last week. “Ending a six-week impasse, the Senate…

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Farm Bill Votes This Week: Call Now!

You are ready. You’ve done this before. Do it one more time. Do it today. The Farm Bill is back on the Senate floor. Votes are expected throughout the week. A major priority for this bill remains passage of the…

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Farm Bill Back on Senate Floor . . . Be Ready

Farm Bill Friends, After a couple weeks of dormancy, the 2007 Farm Bill is back on the Senate floor. In the spirit of advent we are calling on you to “Be Ready” and “Wait Patiently” for coming alerts on farm…

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Stated Clerk Urges Farm Bill Reform

This weekend the Louisville Courier-Journal ran a Letter to the Editor from Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly PC(USA) calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to continue to his support for meaningful commodity program payment limits such as…

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It’s the Agronomy, Stupid

Yesterday, Tom Philpott did a masterful job explaining why gutting subsidies shouldn’t be the focus of Farm Bill reform efforts. He zeros right in on overproduction as the real culprit and calls for support of the Dorgan Grassley amendment to…

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Farm Bill on Senate Floor: Call Now!

The Farm Bill comes to the Senate floor today. Debate is scheduled for two weeks. However, important reform amendments to Title 1, home of subsidies to farmers of the “big five” commodities (corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and cotton) are expected…

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Farm Bill Tuesday: Actions for Senate Markup

This week (actually, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24) the Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to markup their version of the farm bill. Many of our action alerts over the past few months have pointed to this week. Today, we highlight two…

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Senate Ag Farm Bill Markup Next Week

In anticipation of the Senate Agriculture Committee marking up the farm bill next week (scheduled for Tuesday, October 23) we will highlight a few of the issues on our blog this week. Today, we will focus once again on food…

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Take Action on Food Aid and Farm Bill Reform

From Saturday’s New York Times, Gloria Tosi, who represents most of the American ship owners involved in the food aid system, said buying commodities abroad would erode domestic political support for the program and lead to lower food aid budgets…

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