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Wednesday 12/19/12

Stabenow Appalled by House Inaction on Farm Bill
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow took to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon lamenting the failure to get the farm bill done despite the jobs at stake and the agricultural disasters affecting the country.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:41PM CST 12/19/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
The potential doubling of milk prices is viewed as a total disaster by many. RFS is a major factor in the doubling or tripling of corn and soybean prices. Where is the outrage over the government mandated use of ethanol?
Posted by Lon Truly at 8:22AM CST 12/21/12
 
House Leaders Again Hit Pause Button on Farm Bill
Politico reported Tuesday night that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, fears losing Republican votes on a final fiscal package if leaders throw a full-fledged farm bill into the mix as well.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:52AM CST 12/19/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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As potentially harmful as delay could be to the Ag Sector, the dearth of Rural Development Monies is killing a lot of construction-in turn, killing jobs, both for the construction, as well as those generated by Rural Community infrastructure upgrades. In Belmond, we got a new Water Plant and good-sized Medical Facility before those funds started drying up. They DID create a number of jobs, which, in turn moved more revenue to local business. For instance if you're a small town supermarket, your orders go up, which pushes up other town's economies-see how it all works. Except, at this moment it's NOT working, and we have consumer prices rising, like the milk mentioned in the article, with more people with reduced employment or unemployed. As Mr Preston eloquently said, "Nothing from nothing leaves nothing..."
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:56AM CST 12/19/12
Cantor / Boehner need to "lead,follow OR get the hell out of the way"
Posted by W Lee Deutsche at 10:42AM CST 12/19/12
The potential doubling of milk prices is viewed as a total disaster by many. RFS is a major factor in the doubling or tripling of corn and soybean prices. Where is the outrage over the government mandated use of ethanol?
Posted by Lon Truly at 8:21AM CST 12/21/12
 

Tuesday 12/18/12

Senate Goes to Its Own Plan B for Ag Disaster Aid
In the Senate on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., filed an amendment to the Sandy disaster legislation that would extend for one year the livestock disaster assistance, as well as the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, known as NAP.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:18PM CST 12/18/12 by Chris Clayton | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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