Posts Tagged ‘Farm Bill’

State’s congressional delegation all vote for Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — All four of Mississippi’s U.S. House members voted for a farm bill yesterday, saying it’s not perfect but it’s a good compromise to keep agriculture and nutrition programs running for the next five years. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support and moves to the Senate, where Mississippi’s Thad Cochran was one […] [...]

Cochran: ‘We are making progress’ on farm bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, has offered his thoughts on the prospects of Congress completing a new, five-year farm bill early next year. Cochran addressed work on the farm bill during remarks to the Senate following his participation in the latest morning […] [...]

Cochran prepared to get final farm bill completed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, says he is ready to engage in negotiations to finalize a new, five-year farm bill. Cochran says he welcomed a vote in the House of Representatives last Friday authorizing a conference committee with the Senate to reconcile […] [...]

House passes farm-only version of new Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm-only version of the Farm Bill yesterday by a vote of 216-208. Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight said that although this turn of events on the path to a new Farm Bill was unusual, he is glad to see progress finally made on the bill. […] [...]

Officials react to House’s failure to pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted down their version of the 2013 Farm Bill yesterday afternoon by a vote of 234-195. Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight said that was very disappointing. “Our farmers need a Farm Bill passed and they need it passed now. Without a Farm Bill, farmers could have […] [...]

Senate passes Farm Bill; Cochran touts $4B in savings

by MBJ Staff Published: June 11,2013

Tags: agriculture, farm, Farm Bill, farmer, farming, federal government, legislation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has passed a new farm bill. The Senate yesterday approved the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (S.954), major legislation that reforms and extends programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through 2018. The bill was approved on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ranking Republican […] [...]

CARTOON: Thad Cochran brings home the Farm Bill bacon

by Ricky Nobile Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Farm Bill, rice farmers, Thad Cochran

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Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound - by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR […] [...]

Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

by Ted Carter Published: May 24,2013

Tags: agriculture, Debbie Stabenow, Delta Council, Farm Bill, Roger Wicker, Thad Cochran

The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is in the midst of a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955 billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred […] [...]

Federation president praises lawmakers for Farm Bill effort

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) leadership is commending U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss) and his staff for their diligent work to reach a solid compromise on a Senate Farm Bill package. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed a piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote. […] [...]

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