FarmPolicy

September 18, 2019

McLeod, Watkinson & Miller Webinar

Categories: Farm Bill

McLeod, Watkinson & Miller Webinar

On November 10, 2010, the Washington, D.C. based law firm McLeod, Watkinson & Miller held a webinar titled, “Election Results and the Agriculture Committees.”

Among those participating in the webinar discussion were Bill O’Conner, a former Staff Director of the House Agriculture Committee and former Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture Ed Madigan; Dr. Craig Jagger, the Chief Economist of the House Agriculture Committee; and Dan Morgan, an independent journalist and former Washington Post reporter.

An audio replay of the webinar is available below.

Transcript
* An unofficial transcript of the webinar is available here.

Audio Replay
* An audio replay of the webinar is available here (MP3).

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Hunger Report; Ag Economy; Biofuels; Climate; Farm Bill; and Trade

Hunger Report

P.J. Huffstutter reported yesterday at the Los Angeles Times Online that, “About 15% of U.S. households — 17.4 million families — lacked enough money to feed themselves at some point last year, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report.

Released Monday, the study also found that 6.8 million of these households — with as many as 1 million children — had ongoing financial problems that forced them to miss meals regularly.

“The number of these ‘food insecure’ homes, or households that had a tough time providing enough food for their members, stayed somewhat steady from 2008 to 2009. But that number was more than triple compared with 2006, before the recession brought double-digit unemployment.”

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