Browse by Tag: Farm Bill

  • RDO Executive Director Dawn Keeley Testifies Before Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Regional Strategies in Rural Economic Development

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by NADO Admin

    This week, Dawn Keeley, Executive Director of the Red River Regional Council (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/RedRiverRegionalCouncil) located in Grafton, North Dakota, testified before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation (http://www NULL.ag NULL.senate NULL.gov/).  Keeley...

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  • Senate Passes Farm Bill with NADO Priorities Included; President Signs Into Law Today

    Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by NADO Admin

    On February 4, the Senate passed the farm bill reauthorization conference report (H.R. 2642) by a vote of 68 to 32 (http://www NULL.senate NULL.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm NULL.cfm?congress=113&session=2&vote=00021).  The bill reauthorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome) programs through 2018 at...

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  • House Passes Farm Bill Conference Report; NADO Joins Letter Urging Final Passage

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by NADO Admin

    On January 29, the House of Representatives passed the farm bill reauthorization conference report (H.R. 2642) by a vote of 251 to 166 (http://clerk NULL.house NULL.gov/evs/2014/roll031 NULL.xml).  The bill reauthorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome) programs through...

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  • Farm Bill Pushed Back to Late January

    Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by NADO Admin

    Farm bill negotiations are moving slower than expected over the issue of farm subsidy limitations.  The four primary negotiators have indicated some progress on reaching a compromise on this issue.  A deal has been made on the dairy market stabilization...

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  • Farm Bill Conference Committee to Resume Work Next Week

    Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by NADO Admin

    Congress is expected to resume Farm Bill negotiations when they return from the holidays next week. The lead negotiators, Chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Chair Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Ranking Member Rep. Collin...

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  • Farm Bill Left Unfinished in 2013

    Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This week, the farm bill conference committee was unable to reach an agreement on a final bill before the U.S. House adjourned for the holidays. However, Congressional negotiators are confident they will be able to vote on a final bill...

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  • USDA Issues Report on Economic Importance of Passing a Farm Bill

    Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On November 21, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack announced the release of a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive farm bill this year. The report outlines the Administration’s priorities in a final farm bill that...

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  • Farm Bill Update

    Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On November 6, the four head farm bill conferees, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), met to begin discussions on how to bridge together the differences between the House...

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  • NADO Joins Coalition Partners Urging Agriculture Leaders to Include Strong Rural Development Title in Final Farm Bill; Conferees Hold First Meeting

    Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This week, as part of the Campaign for Renewed Rural Development (http://www NULL.ruralcampaign NULL.org/) (CRRD), NADO joined 26 other organizations urging Farm Bill Conference Committee members to support a strong Rural Development title in a final Farm Bill. This includes...

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  • House Approves Agriculture-Focused Farm Bill

    Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On July 11, the U.S. House approved an agriculture-only version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) by a vote of 216 to 208. The House leadership decided to split the farm bill into two parts—removing food stamp and nutrition programs...

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