Tag Archives: Senate

What’s Your Take on the Farm Bill Process?

25 June 2013

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Featured image cross-posted from Florida Organic Growers Below are some of our thoughts, what are yours? Email us at foodtalks@cafoodjustice.org. Posted  June 19, 2013 Senate Farm Bill 101 Marine Dageville, Climate Change Intern The Senate Farm Bill was passed on June 10th, 2013 with a margin of 66 to 27.  The bill, coauthored by Ag Committee […]

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Keep Pressure on your Senators on Farm Bill Amendments

7 June 2013

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The following information is presented in appreciation of those who participate in the GOAT (Getting Our Act Together) process and Farm Bill Collaboration, which promotes a fair farm bill based on equity and sustainability, with special recognition to our close partner the Rural Coalition. The US Senate, having agreed on Thursday to limit debate on the Farm […]

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Senate Floor Moves Forward, Fight for a Fair Full Farm Bill

28 May 2013

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Raise your Voice on the Senate Floor The Community Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) supports the work of our partners on the ground in the districts, as well as those in Washington DC to push for a fair, comprehensive Farm Bill as Congress continues through the most unpredictable reauthorization process to date. Senators have put together over […]

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May ED Message

21 May 2013

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Dear Friends: Today the Senate takes up the 2013 Farm Bill—mimicking the (which should happen once every five years) 2012 Farm Bill process. It is possible they will debate and decide on an as-yet-undetermined number of amendments and pass a Farm Bill before the Memorial Day recess, but as with so many things about this […]

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The US Farm Bill Passed Senate, Where to Next?

26 June 2012

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By Lauren Anderson, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern I came into CFJC as an intern just as the Farm Bill passed through the Senate, with a vote of 64-35. This unwieldy process has been marked by some small triumphs: the  Durbin–Coburn amendment reduces crop insurance subsidies to the most profitable farm businesses; the Chambliss amendment […]

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Farm Bill Amendments Need Your Voice

19 June 2012

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CFJC supports the following amendments and urges you to take action TODAY! Out of over 200 amendments proposed to the Senate for the Farm Bill (S. 3240), the Senate has chosen 72 amendments to be voted on today, June 19th We stand with the Public Heath Institute in their decisions to support the following amendments: […]

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Senate AG Committee’s Summary of Farm Bill

9 May 2012

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The following Senate Agriculture Committee’s Summary of the Farm Bill was officially released Wednesday, May 9, 2012. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 In the United States, some 16 million jobs depend on the strength and continued success of American agriculture. Our farmers grow the safest and most […]

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Executive Director Message – April

17 April 2012

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My Dear Friends: This is a big week where federal food policy is concerned. While the Senate Agriculture Committee under Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) prepares to finalize a Farm Bill budget, the House continues its process to implement draconian measures that will adversely affect the dinner plate of every person in the country. By now […]

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Super Committee Failure: What it means for food policy

29 November 2011

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by Kate Fitzgerald   “House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders developed a bipartisan, bicameral proposal for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that would save $23 billion.  However, the Joint Select Committee’s failure to reach a deal on an overall deficit reduction package effectively ends this effort.  We are pleased we were able to […]

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