May, 2011 |

U.S. Senate Kicks-off Farm Policy Debate on 2012 Re-authorization

On Thursday, May 26, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held its first hearing on the five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill.  The panel is beginning what many believe will be a long, arduous process as they write the nation’s farm policy amidst looming federal budget cuts. While witnesses generally focused on U.S. farmers productivity and their ability to feed a…

On Thursday, May 26, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held its first hearing on the five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill.  The panel is beginning what many believe will be a long, arduous process as they write the nation’s farm policy amidst looming federal budget cuts. While witnesses generally focused on U.S. farmers productivity and their ability to feed a…


Obama: Revamping the Farm Subsidy System

In a CBS town hall meeting on May 12th, President Obama discusses how difficult it is for congressional leaders from rural districts that have historically benefited from existing farm subsidies to change policies to address 21st Century challenges in agriculture. More than ever, if your organization needs its voice heard in Washington and assistance in protecting…

In a CBS town hall meeting on May 12th, President Obama discusses how difficult it is for congressional leaders from rural districts that have historically benefited from existing farm subsidies to change policies to address 21st Century challenges in agriculture. More than ever, if your organization needs its voice heard in Washington and assistance in protecting…


Michigan Farm Bill Hearing

Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced the Committee’s first Farm Bill field hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill in East Lansing on May 31st. The hearing will focus on the upcoming reauthorization of the 2012 Farm Bill and will examine agriculture issues including specialty crops, energy, conservation,…

Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced the Committee’s first Farm Bill field hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill in East Lansing on May 31st. The hearing will focus on the upcoming reauthorization of the 2012 Farm Bill and will examine agriculture issues including specialty crops, energy, conservation,…


Ideas for Farm Bill Funding

Ideas on re-directing federal farm bill funds toward 21st century challenges in agriculture:Streamline the approval processes of biotechnology products; Coordinate U.S. agricultural policies with Public Health Policies; Advance Biofuels and more.