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Wednesday 08/22/12

Farm Bill Now Coalition Rolls Out
Members of some major farm groups have been sporting buttons "Farm Bill Now" for weeks, but on Wednesday 39 organizations rolled out their official push as a coalition to demand Congress pass a five-year farm bill before the programs expire in September.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:55PM CDT 08/22/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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I went to the Web Site above. Look at the Organizations on this list. They SAY the 2012 Farm Bill will benefit Farmers-a given, that 98% of Family Farmers want a Farm Bill-D'uh...but does this Farm Bill actually support those Family Farms? Not nearly as much as the Factory Farms and COFA Livestock Producers, which in turn subsidizes the work of this certain sector of big Agriculture. The Bill in question needs to offer more for Small and Family Farmers, needs to offer more for Rural Development, and needs to create infrastructure and Market opportunities for ALL Farmers. As is, it just doesn't cut it, which begs the question-why DO these organizations want it "slam-dunked" as is?
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:35AM CDT 08/27/12
Farm bill is lobbied by and built for corporate America, has only killed the "family" farm in the past 20 years. I suspect the GOP wants the convention and maybe the election out of the way before they do something that smells like "socialism"!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 6:23AM CDT 08/28/12
There is 0 percent chance that a farm bill will be law before the election. Politicians care about only one thing....reelection.
Posted by Paul Beiser at 3:48AM CDT 09/01/12
 
Georgia, New Mexico Governors Seek RFS Waiver
Two more governors have asked EPA to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard; bringing the total to six states that are pressing on the agency to provide what they say would be price relief to the livestock industry.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:57AM CDT 08/22/12 by Todd Neeley | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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