Thursday, March 5, 2015
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House balks at Farm Bill as drought continues
Drought-like conditions continue to grip America’s breadbasket, with 54 percent of the nation’s pasture listed in poor to very poor condition. In the wake of this, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a media conference call July 23 to announce additional aid to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the drought. During the conference, Vilsack questioned the U.S. House of Representatives’ lack of deliberation on HR 6083, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, aka the 2012 Farm Bill. . . .
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