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Farm & Food Bill: $100 billion/year at Stake

Since the 1930’s and the Great Depression about every 5-years the U.S. Congress adopts a Farm Bill.  The Farm Bill contains production agriculture & food policies under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Farm Bill titles include Commodity Programs, Conservation, Trade, Nutrition, Credit, Rural Development, Research & Extension, Forestry, Energy, Horticulture and Crop…


Cansler Consulting Meets With Members of Congress on Client’s Priority Issues

This past week Tim Cansler, founder and senior consultant of Cansler Consulting met with Members of Congress, including Speaker of the US House John Boehner (R-OH), and discussed issues that are top priorities for clients, including Budget, Farm Bill and Rural Healthcare. “This was a good opportunity for our clients to have their issues front-and-center…

This past week Tim Cansler, founder and senior consultant of Cansler Consulting met with Members of Congress, including Speaker of the US House John Boehner (R-OH), and discussed issues that are top priorities for clients, including Budget, Farm Bill and Rural Healthcare. “This was a good opportunity for our clients to have their issues front-and-center…


On Solutions to US Debt, It’s Compromise, Not Capitulation

Congressional leaders and The White House STILL cannot reach an agreement on how to move forward on reducing U.S. debt. While the politicians deal with the issues, businesses need to prepare for the days beyond the budget crisis and how they intend to capture some of the benefits that will undoubtedly pour out of Washington targeted at jump-starting the economy.


A Farm Policy Battle Continues This Week, But The War is Far From Over!

A Farm Policy Battle continues to wage in the U.S. House of Representatives this week showcasing the escalating issue over how Congress must change current U.S. agricultural programs in the 2012 Farm Bill ruled as “trade distorting” by the World Trade Organization (WTO). “Do NOT Pay the $147 Million…” Passed By Voice Vote During the U.S….


The Farm Bill & Brazil’s Impact

Lawmakers must decide on how to change farm programs in the 2012 Farm Bill, otherwise Brazil is entitled to retaliatory measures, including cross-retaliation, imposing trade tariffs against up to $829 million in U.S. goods and $268 million in eligible cross-retaliatory countermeasures. If Brazil believes that the 2012 Farm Bill continues trade distorting policies, they can increase tariffs on a variety of U.S. products and commodities.


Cansler Awarded for Range Management

Cansler Consulting’s Founder, Tim Cansler, was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Range Management (SRM) (www.rangelands.org) during their 2011 Annual Meeting in Billings, Montana.


Biotech Congressional Hearing Showcases Need For Reform Pt2

While incoming Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, Oklahoma’s Frank Lucas, agreed with Vilsack’s tenor on producers being able to choose their individual cropping system, Lucas stated that the Plant Protection Act, which grants USDA authority to regulate biotech crops, is a pure science statute and that decisions should remain based on sound science.  …


First Major Action of 112th Congress

On the House floor Thursday, fourteen Democrats joined House republicans to adopt a measure, 253-175, that instructs four Committees; the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Ways and Means, to each report legislation to the House of Representatives proposing changes…


Biotech Congressional Hearing Showcases Need For Reform Pt1

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture held its first hearing of the new 112th Congress on Thursday and continued its tradition of tackling difficult issues by addressing the complex issues plaguing biotechnology and USDA-APHIS’ role in regulating it. Biotechnology in agriculture has been rapidly adopted by farmers throughout the world as the industry addresses how to…


The Farm Bill Pt. 3

Some pundits already saying that nutrition programs will not be considered during reconciliation. Don’t count on it. Look for House republicans to slow down action on issues. The economic, budgetary, social and political complexities of farm policy will continue delivering the opportunity for lawmakers to make tough choices.


The Farm Bill Pt. 2

Every candidate in 2012 must take a position on farm policy. Other forces will play in this Farm Bill.


Cansler Consulting Unveils New Web Presence

Premier Washington lobbyists, Cansler Consulting unveils their new web site (CanslerConsulting.com). Designed and developed by veteran online marketing experts, Our Marketing Group (OurMarketingGroup.com), based out of Charlotte, NC, the site features automatic news updates via Cansler’s news blog and Twitter accounts. The site release coincides with the release and re-branding of their social media outlets,…

Premier Washington lobbyists, Cansler Consulting unveils their new web site (CanslerConsulting.com). Designed and developed by veteran online marketing experts, Our Marketing Group (OurMarketingGroup.com), based out of Charlotte, NC, the site features automatic news updates via Cansler’s news blog and Twitter accounts. The site release coincides with the release and re-branding of their social media outlets,…