GOP leaders rebuked by 12 panel chairmen
A majority of House committee chairmen broke with the Republican leadership on a flood insurance bill that passed overwhelmingly Tuesday, a rare rebuke that came after GOP leaders negotiated a deal with Democrats.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Why Liberals Should Be Thankful for the Tea Party
Sometime in the next week or so, the White House will unveil its new budget for 2015, but the big news has already leaked: Obama will not include a proposal to cut Social Security cost-of-living benefits -by switching to the so-called chained Consumer Price Index-as he has in past budgets.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
King: Farm bill a good one for farmers
Although he sees the 2014 farm bill as a win for farmers in the long run, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, had a political defeat in the process, but vowed he is not finished yet.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
2014 Farm Bill Gives Farmers Choices on What They Need for Next Five Years
Bud Baggett is a farmer in Marianna. He's still feeling the effects from last year's rain, which cost him 60 percent of his cotton production.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Representative Frank Lucas: "...When we undo quantitative easing, what is the effect going to be on things like farm land prices or stock market prices or, for that matter, equities?" Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: "I would agree that one of the channels by which monetary policy works is asset prices, and we have been trying to push down ... (more)
Tue Feb 11, 2014
House Republicans back away from fight over U.S. debt
Unwilling to spook the markets and divided among themselves, House Republicans backed away from a battle over the government's debt limit Tuesday and permitted President Barack Obama's Democratic allies to drive quick passage of a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority without any concessions from the White House.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Farm Bureau Welcomes 2014 Farm Bill
FARM BUREAU WELCOMES 2014 FARM BILL Feb. 10, 2014 Source:American Farm Bureau Federation news release President Barack Obama signed the 2014 farm bill today on the campus of Michigan State University.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Obama signs 2014 farm bill, ending three years of debate, uncertainty
President signs 2014 Agriculture Act with great fanfare at Michigan State University while Democratic leaders looked on.
The Washington Post
Obama, the come-together president, goes it alone in Mich.
The warm-up act for President Obama's speech here Friday featured a four-piece jazz band playing in front of a John Deere tractor.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Even farm bill signing controversial
President Barack Obama is slated to sign the measure into law Friday, but at the urging of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow , he will do so at Michigan State University - not at the customary White House ceremony.
Southwest Farm Press
Okla. Peanut Expo features, marketing, legislation and production
The Oklahoma Peanut Expo will feature market and legislative updates as well as production tips and the latest on research and genetics The Oklahoma Peanut Expo, scheduled March 21 at the Quartz Mountain Resort near Lone Wolf, Okla., will feature market and legislative updates as well as production tips and the latest on research and genetics.