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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join University of Florida Official, Urge Passage of a Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Continue Groundbreaking Agricultural Research

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to advance agricultural research across the nation. Secretary Vilsack will [...]

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New White House Rural Council Report Highlights the Economic Importance of Passing a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet In June of 2010, the Obama Administration began providing input to Congress regarding the prospective features and policy of contents for a reauthorized farm bill. Over a period of more than three years, the Administration has supported reauthorization efforts aimed to help build a better safety net for farmers and families, and to build [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP COMMENTS ON FARM BILL AT AGRICULTURE ISSUES SUMMIT

By   /  August 8, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal PERRY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined Tom McCall, Georgia House Agriculture Committee Chairman; John Wilkinson, Georgia Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman; Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture; Bo Warren, Director at the Georgia Department of Agriculture; Amy Oneacre, Policy Manager with the Georgia Department of Revenue; [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP PROTESTS DISREGARD FOR NATION’S POOR AND HUNGRY CHILDREN

By   /  July 12, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet “I WILL NOT SUPPORT THE WEAKENING OF AMERICA’S FARM BILL” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, the Farm Bill was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives by a series of ‘poison pill’ amendments that would weaken nutrition assistance for our nation’s poor. Today, a new and controversial version of the Farm Bill, [...]

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss Statement on the Farm Bill

By   /  June 11, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R- Ga., former chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, voted for final passage of S. S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013. The bill passed 66-27.

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: “I am pleased that Congress passed needed middle class tax relief and continued unemployment insurance protection for 2 million unemployed Americans. However, while I am relieved that the agreement reached prevents [...]

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