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No Farm Bill passage ‘brings the heat’ to ag industry


No Farm Bill passage  ‘brings the heat’ to ag industry
Kate Maher of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association updates cattlemen about important issues affecting the cattle industry during a June convention in Bastrop.


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Wilson County News
September 11, 2013
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The clock is ticking on the outcome of the next Farm Bill. As Congress returns to Capitol Hill this fall, a question hangs over whether Congress will vote on the Farm Bill or if a second extension is in order. . . .

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Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
September 13, 2013 11:44am
 
What other effects does the run up corn prices have? See this is the problem with accepting government hand outs. Stop all of them - except of course, mine. Con Agra get fat. Commodity traders get fat - some of them. When you ... More ›

 
Eric  
Floresville  
September 12, 2013 5:06pm
 
I have farmed and ranched over 50 years. The last few years have been excellent the ethanol program has bolstered commodity prices and the people who know what they are doing are doing well. Most hobby farmers are not educated ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 12, 2013 1:14pm
 
Well they could use money from the Social Security trust funds to pay for the SNAP program and pay off Con Agra - oh wait they already used that money to pay for other social programs. How about a complete review of the entire ... More ›

 
Perry  
La Vernia  
September 11, 2013 7:45pm
 
The Farm Bill version that I read showed the 80% to SNAP but showed 12% to Con Agra and the other giant Ag companies. That only leaves 8% for the average farmer. Much of that 8% dealt with crop insurance. I guess the small ... More ›

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