NEWS
States Group Defends Nutrition Programs
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:46 AM CDT

ATLANTA (DTN) -- The National Conference of State Legislatures this week urged Congress to reauthorize federal nutrition programs and also issued a letter opposing the provision in the farm bill authored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

At their annual legislative summit Thursday, the organization of state legislators passed a policy resolution urging Congress "to reauthorize the food and nutrition programs, which were left out of the House version of the farm bill," the group said in a news release. In order for a policy directive or resolution to pass the bipartisan organization, it must receive a three-fourths majority.

NCSL did ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Competing for Dollars Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Nutrients Ruling A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision o...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state offic...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 While federal and state governments did not mandate more regulations when it comes to storing fer...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?
Related News Stories
Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1
View From the Cab
The Farm Behind The Glitz
H5N2 Bird Flu Spreading
Mexico Open for Fed Cattle
Woodbury: Family Business Matters
View From the Cab