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  • Jun 25, 2013
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    New Farm Bill Defeated by House of Reps 5

    After nearly two years of discussions and debate, a new farm bill appeared a bit closer to being enacted into law; however, on June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down the new Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. Several weeks ago, the new farm bill was passed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, with strong bi-partisan support....More
  • Jan 29, 2013
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    Farm Bill Likely to Take Back Seat 1

    Congress seems unlikely to pass a new five-year farm bill any time soon with talks on the federal budget and the U.S. debt ceiling likely to be lawmakers’ main focus in coming months. The deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling apparently will be pushed back to May 19 as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a temporary suspension of that ceiling last week and the Senate is expected to pass the same measure this week....More
  • Jan 8, 2013
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    Farm Bill Extension for 2013 8

    As part of the congressional agreement that was passed to avoid the fiscal cliff, the 2008 Farm Bill was extended through the 2013 crop year, and will now expire on Sept. 30, 2013. The extension of the current farm bill was viewed as a big disappointment to several members of Congress from both parties, as well as by many agricultural organizations and other groups that were hoping for reform in ag policy with a new bill....More
  • Dec 11, 2012
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    Prospects for a New Farm Bill 9

    The 2008 Farm Bill expired on Sept. 30, 2012, and some programs will be discontinued without a new farm bill, or an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. In late June 2012, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the next farm bill, which was followed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee passing a Farm Bill out of Committee during the summer months. However, the U.S. House failed to take up the bill on the House floor prior to the congressional recess before the 2012 Election....More
  • Nov 15, 2012
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2012 Farm Bill: Post-Election Update

    Now that the 2012 election is over, it's time to turn our heads back to the farm bill. Congress has yet to pass a farm bill as a whole. The Senate passed their version this summer, and the House Agriculture Committee has passed a version. Kent Thiesse, former Extension educator and CSD digital columnist, talks about what needs to happen to pass a farm bill as well as the impacts farmers are feeling due to the current lack of farm bill....More

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