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December 14, 2017

Video: Farm Bill And Immigration Reform Needed Says Agriculture Secretary

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Published on May 16, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to pass legislation he says is crucial to American farmers.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis talks about the Farm Bill

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Published on May 17, 2013- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R., IL) talks about the recent markup of the Farm Bill in the House Agriculture Committee on WYXY with Gale Cunningham on Friday, May 17, 2013

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Farm Bill Issues; and, the Ag Economy

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In a telenews conference with reporters yesterday, Senate Ag. Comm. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) commented on how quickly the panel’s Farm Bill will move from the Committee to the Senate floor: “I don’t know if this is a record, but it’s got to be one of the — possible records for getting a bill from committee on to the floor for consideration, so I’m very pleased about that…after coming out of the committee with 15 to five strong bipartisan vote, we did not have objection to moving to the bill, and there are very few things that have occurred this year, or in — in over the last number of years, that did not require a motion to proceed, and several days of waiting, and a cloture vote, and so on, in order to get to the bill.

We did not have to do that, there was not an objection to going to the bill, and I hope that bodes well for — for moving things through next week.”

Later, Chairwoman Stabenow indicated that, “We’re going to start debate, and we’ll be moving on amendments, you know, as quickly as possible. So I absolutely expect to be on amendments next week, and you know, urging people now to put their amendments together, let them know — let us know what they are so we can work with them.”

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