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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peterson Introduces Bill to Protect Producers from Burdensome EPA Regulation

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., yesterday introduced H.R. 6273 which amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to prohibit additional permits for pesticide application when pesticides are applied consistent with FIFRA.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U.S. House Approves Agriculture Committee Passed Bills

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 (S. 3656) and The Veterinary Services Investment Act (H.R. 3519). The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 will reauthorize mandatory price reporting programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for five years. The Act requires livestock sales information to be reported and published in a timely fashion, allowing buyers and sellers to make more informed decisions.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Subcommittee Reviews Quality Control Systems in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program

WASHINGTON - On July 28, 2010, Congressman Joe Baca, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry, held a hearing to review quality control systems in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

House Agriculture Committee Approves Bills to Improve Chesapeake Bay, Encourage Veterinary Service and Reauthorize Mandatory Price Reporting

WASHINGTON - On July 28, 2010, the House Agriculture Committee approved three bills for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 5509, the Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Improvement Act, is a bipartisan bill that will give farmers and ranchers in the Chesapeake Bay region additional tools to help them meet regulatory requirements imposed on them by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Subcommittee Reviews Issues Facing the Crop Insurance Industry

WASHINGTON - On July 22, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, held a hearing to review current issues facing the U.S. crop insurance industry.

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