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Cattlemen chew over Farm Bill issues


Cattlemen chew over Farm Bill issues
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Jess Peterson discusses the proposed 2012 Farm Bill during the June Independent Cattlemen’s Association Convention in San Marcus.


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July 25, 2012
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SAN MARCOS -- The clock is ticking for the 2008 Farm Bill, set to expire Sept. 30. Cattlemen attending the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas annual convention June 22 in San Marcos were given a glance at what is included in the Senate version of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (aka 2012 Farm Bill). With the passage of the Senate version, approved June 21 by a 64 to 35 vote, the five-year bill accounts for $969 billion of the federal budget, designated for agriculture, farm, and nutrition programs. The Senate did include $23 billion in deficit reduction.  . . .

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