Lawmakers risk slowing economic growth in rural U.S. if a farm bill isn't passed this year, the head of the Agriculture Department said.

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  • Agriculture Chief: Delaying Farm Bill Would Hurt Rural U.S ...
    "U.S. lawmakers risk slowing or even stopping the torrid economic growth in rural America if Congress fails to pass a farm bill this year, the head of the Agriculture Department said Friday. The rural economy has been humming along in recent years with high crop prices and a record of $136.3 billion in farm exports during 2011.
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  • Agriculture Chief: Delaying Farm Bill Would Hurt Rural U.S.
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    05/26/2018 - 9:39 am | View Website
  • Conaway delaying farm bill action to negotiate with ...
    House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is delaying the planned debate of a new farm bill to negotiate changes in its nutrition title that could win some Democratic support. Democrats have rebelled at provisions in the draft bill that would increase the number of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...
    03/14/2018 - 1:47 am | View Website
  • Conaway ready to move farm bill without Democrats | 2018 ...
    House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway said he is “going forward” with moving a new farm bill next month despite the refusal of Democrats to negotiate over provisions expanding work requirements and reworking eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. “I”m quite frankly excited about defending our SNAP proposals” in negotiations with the Senate, Conaway ...
    03/22/2018 - 5:20 am | View Website
  • Farm bill delays, ethanol waivers worry SD Sen. Rounds ...
    "This is not the time to be delaying the farm bill." Concerning the ethanol issue, Rounds said he has been communicating with EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and his staff about the waivers 25 smaller refineries have received that allow them to stop producing ethanol.
    04/22/2018 - 2:27 am | View Website
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