Sustainable Agriculture News – Congresssional Update

CONGRESSIONAL NEWS - Sustainable Agriculture Update Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Next Week: On Wednesday, June 29, Senate Budget Committee chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) announced that Senate Democrats had come to agreement on a proposed budget, which they plan to unveil as soon as next week.  Read more... FAPRI releases report on impacts of eliminating direct payments: On Thursday June 29th, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released a report entitled “Potential Impacts of Limiting Direct Payments.”  Read more... Senate Agriculture Committee Livestock Hearing Highlights NRCS Successes: On Tuesday, June 28, Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing entitled “The State of Livestock in America.”  The hearing focused on rising feed prices due to increased worldwide demand for grains, the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Act that is still awaiting the issuance of a final rule by the Obama Administration, export markets, and progress on conservation programs that address natural resource concerns.  Read more...

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