Tagged: farm bill

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 9:41 am

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

Farm Bill Workshops Planned Across State

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

A series of workshops on the federal Farm Bill will begin Tuesday in Jonesboro and continue through Nov. 20, the Farm Service Agency and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have announced.

USA Rice, Arkansas Rice to Hold Farm Bill Briefing on Friday

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 12:02 pm

USA Rice and Arkansas Rice are hosting a briefing Friday morning on the 2014 Farm Bill at the Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Obama Signing Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

by Associated Press 2/7/2014 11:01 am

President Barack Obama is carrying out a presidential duty that he hasn't had a lot of opportunity to perform recently: signing into law a major piece of bipartisan legislation.

Farm Bill Plows Under Direct Payments

by Associated Press 2/2/2014 10:57 am

Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.

Mark Pryor Asks That Tom Cotton Seek to Extend Session for Farm Bill

by Associated Press 12/11/2013 7:11 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor wants his Republican rival in next year's election to ask that the U.S. House work next week on a farm bill.

Milk Prices Could Rise If Farm Bill Looms

by Associated Press 12/5/2013 2:03 pm

A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-yearfarm bill.

Farm Bill Takes Aim at State Animal Welfare Laws

by Associated Press 11/19/2013 7:24 am

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.

In Dardanelle, Tom Cotton Announces Run for US Senate Seat in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2013 7:32 am

First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton announced Tuesday he's challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, accusing the incumbent of representing President Barack Obama more than Arkansas as they geared up for a costly and heated election fight.

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

by Associated Press 7/12/2013 7:30 am

Arkansas' four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation.

House OKs Scaled-Down Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

by Associated Press 7/11/2013 3:32 pm

The House passed Thursday a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month.

House Speaker John Boehner: I'll Support Farm Bill

by Associated Press 6/12/2013 10:49 am

House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year.

U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill, Moving Debate to House

by Associated Press 6/11/2013 7:09 am

The last time Congress passed a farm bill was five years ago. But on Monday, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to expand farm subsidies and make small cuts to food stamps in a five-year, half-trillion dollar measure. Passage in the House isn't expected to be so easy — or so bipartisan.