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Milk Prices Could Skyrocket if Congress Doesn't Agree on New Farm Bill
Would you pay $5 dollars or more for a gallon of milk? Prices could increase if Congress doesn't agree on a new Farm Bill soon.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Valley News Live
New Candidate Running for Minnesota Congressional District 7
On Thursday, December 5, Minnesota state senator Torrey Westrom announced his intention to challenge Rep. Collin Peterson for his seat in Minnesota's 7 After losing his sight at the age of 14 in a farm accident, Westrom became a strong advocate for people with disabilities and eliminating barriers to help them become more independent in their ... (more)
The Heritage Foundation
Farm Bill: Money for Nothin'a I Want My Subsidy
The four principal farm bill negotiators have tentatively agreed on a framework for a new farm bill.
Noem to introduce school lunch bill today - Progress on crop...
NOEM TO DROP SCHOOL LUNCH BILL TODAY: " Rep. Kristi Noem will today introduce a bill to loosen the standards set by the massive overhaul of the school lunch program, potentially refueling criticism against the legislation that passed three years ago," Pro's Tarini Parti reports.
Sen. Cochran returns to DC for farm bill talks
With only a few weeks left in the session, Sen. Thad Cochran returned to Washington a week early, to join other key lawmakers in crafting legislation to renew farm programs.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Miami Herald
State Sen. Westrom to announce congressional bid
Westrom, who is blind, plans to run in western Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.
Republican Will Challenge Peterson in Minnesota
GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom will announce Thursday he will challenge longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., in the 7th District.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Farm Bill Negotiators to Meet Wednesday
The top four members of the farm bill conference committee will meet Wednesday morning to try to make headway on the stalled conference talks, a source confirmed Tuesday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Farm Bill Is Closer Than Many Think
As the House comes back into session Monday, the farm bill looks like it may be in more trouble than it really is.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
White House slams food stamp cuts
The White House has published a report lauding the social benefits of food stamps in a last-ditch effort to prevent Congress from slashing the aid that helps feed millions of needy Americans in a new farm bill that lawmakers still hope to finish this year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Feed industry asks congress to extend FSMA clock - Peterson loses...
FFED INDUSTRY ASKS CONGRESS TO EXTEND FSMA CLOCK : "Produce growers and food manufacturers got eleven months to review the FSMA rules FDA proposed for them in January, but only after the agency granted multiple extensions beyond the original four-month window.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Meat labels get specific despite industry resistance
New meat labeling rules designed to bring the United States up to World Trade Organization standards take effect this weekend over the pitched protests of many of the nation's beef, pork and poultry processors.
Farm bill talks fall through
While progress was reportedly made, it doesn't seem there will be a farm bill compromise on Capitol Hill any time soon.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Christianity, Politics, Sports and Me
The latest entrant in the race
It's been assumed for some time that there will be at least one or two more candidates to vie for the GOP nomination for Minnesota governor in 2014.
Farm bill principals scheduled to meet today - Ryan won't vote...
MEETING AGAIN EDITION: The four principal farm bill conferees met last night for 90 minutes in the House's Longworth office building and pledged to meet again today, reports Pro's Bill Tomson.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Westrom weighs run for 7th District seat
GOP State Sen. Torrey Westrom says he's mulling a run for the Minnesota congressional seat now held by DFL Rep. Collin Peterson.
Top Democratic Leadership to Fundraise for Peterson
Several high-profile House Democrats will host a top-dollar fundraiser Thursday for longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., according to an invitation obtained exclusively by CQ Roll Call.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow has remarked publicly that a farm bill compromise is "doable" before Congress leaves for the Thanksgiving break, as agreements may have been reached or are close to being reached on issues including dairy, crop insurance, and conservation.
Dairy stabilization plan could hurt exports - Vilsack calls King...
DAIRY STABILIZATION PLAN COULD HURT EXPORTS : The dairy price stabilization program in the Senate farm bill might be good for U.S. dairy farmers, but cheesemakers and other milk processors say it will hurt exports and make the domestic dairy sector less desirable for foreign investment, reports Pro Trade's Adam Behsudi.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Washington Post
Four agriculture committee members seek timeline on poultry inspection proposal
Four members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture are among the latest in Congress to write to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding a proposal to change how safety inspections are done in poultry plants.