Tag Archives: Farm Bill

Farm bill deadlines are approaching

February 10, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Two critical 2014 farm bill deadlines are approaching fast, and Mississippi State University experts encourage producers to take action now. Landowners must update yield history and reallocate base acres by Feb. 27. By March 31, producers must decide between two new programs designed to help manage risk: Agricultural Risk Coverage, known as ARC, […]

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Coalition of ag producers form ‘Farmers for Thad’

June 16, 2014

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Thad Cochran

Thus far in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Thad Cochran has received support from the state’s agriculture community. Now, a group of farmers is stepping forward to make their pro-Cochran voices louder. Farmers for Thad, a coalition of Mississippi farmers representing the state’s agricultural production base, has come together to […]

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U.S. Senate Agriculture committee: Farm Bill mark-up advisory

May 7, 2013

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Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full Committee for purposes of considering and marking up the 2013 Farm Bill on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in the Committee’s hearing room, 328-A of the Russell Senate Office Building. ***Due to limited […]

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Rep. Harper expects fiscal sequester if Dems don’t drop tax insistence

February 20, 2013

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Get used to the idea of $85 billion in automatic cuts to defense and domestic programs starting next Friday under a sequester deal Congress made with the White House in August 2011. At least that’s the indication U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper gave during a stop Wednesday at the Mississippi Capitol for the Madison County Business […]

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Senate passes farm bill with $23 billion in cuts; House action next

June 21, 2012

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries. The 64-35 vote for passage defied political odds. Many inside and outside of Congress had predicted […]

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