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Friday 01/25/13

Senators Push Ag Disaster Relief Bill
Three U.S. senators on Friday announced another push seeking to get agricultural disaster assistance to producers for 2012 and 2013 facing losses in livestock and specialty crops. Yet, if lawmakers couldn't get aid for livestock producers passed in a larger tax bill that extended farm programs, it's even more unlikely senators could get the disaster-aid programs approved in a stand-alone bill.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:59PM CST 01/25/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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Sounds like the senators are feeling a little guilty about targeting some farmers with millions in investment/profit guarantees as well as millions in annual individual subsidies and other farmers with no investment/profit guarantees. I don't suppose millions in investment/profit guarantees and millions in annual individual subsidies for pork producers would pass the smell test in congress. Cutting the federal crop insurance budget by just a few billions should provide a pittance of benefits for livestock producers some of which which have experienced extreme drought.
Posted by Lon Truly at 7:49AM CST 01/27/13
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