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The ten Kansas farmers who testified at Thursday’s Senate Ag Committee farm bill hearing in Manhattan, Kansas were in unanimous agreement on the need for a continued strong crop insurance program. And they had several other suggestions as well for committee chair Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow. Here is the list of farmers who testified: Mr. David Clawson, the Clawson Ranch Partnership, Plains, Kan., representing Kansas Livestock Association Mrs. Continue reading Farmers express their views at farm bill hearing at Brownfield Ag News.
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The Senate Ag Committee held the first official farm bill hearing Thursday in Manhattan, Kansas.  Here are the opening comments delivered by Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. AUDIO: Roberts and Stabenow opening comments Continue reading Opening comments from the Senate Ag Committee farm bill hearing at Brownfield Ag News.
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The U.S. beef industry is asking President Trump to help get U.S. beef back into China. Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April and Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says they’re urging Trump to raise the issue of U.S. beef access during that meeting. “We need someone who is a master negotiator, someone who can close the deal,” Bacus says. Continue reading Beef industry asks Trump to help get U.S. beef back into China at Brownfield Ag News.
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The Committee vote on whether to favorably report the nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next US Secretary of Agriculture has been delayed. Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee Pat Roberts announced the committee will now hold its business meeting on Thursday to cast its vote – it was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The vote is schedule to happen immediate following the first floor vote in the Senate. Continue reading Committee vote on Perdue pushed back at Brownfield Ag News.
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The Senate Ag Committee will vote on the USDA Secretary Nominee on Wednesday. Chairman Pat Roberts says the Committee will hold a business meeting tomorrow to vote whether to favorably report the nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Secretary of Agriculture to the full Senate. The full Senate vote on Perdue hasn’t been scheduled yet. Continue reading Senate Ag Chairman announces Committee vote for USDA Secretary nominee at Brownfield Ag News.
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The nation’s leading farmer organizations are concerned with the delay to confirm Ag Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue. Zack Clark, Government Affairs Director for the National Farmers Union says dedicated leadership will be necessary to enact changes to two risk management programs before the next Farm Bill. “We want a solution before the farm bill for dairy and cotton. Those crops, just based on price alone are having some real problems. Continue reading Farm groups concerned with Perdue vote delay at Brownfield Ag News.
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