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Legislation that would allow siting wind and solar energy projects on small portions of plots designated as preserved farmland moved through the Maryland House of Delegates this week and is now headed to the state Senate, where the chances for passage appear to be
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 -Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican representing the Fifth District of Louisiana, joined the House Agriculture Committee. McAllister is a small business owner who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, March 17 - According to data from the American Farm Bureau Federation, in 1940, the average U.S. farmer fed 19 people. The number of people fed by our nation's farmers has steadily risen over the years, and now the average American farmer feeds nearly
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D.-Mich., and Sen. Kay Hagan, D.-N.C., are urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by
"This is the worst drought in forty years and maybe ever," says Congressman John Garamendi, who represents agricultural areas of the highly productive state of California. He projects reductions in water usage from twenty to one hundred percent this year. As a result, he wants to build new water storage lakes in a state that has said no to such construction for fifty years. Along with support from other California Congressmen, he introduced HR 4300: "The Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration Act of 2014." Garamendi comes from a strong agricultural and public policy background. He grew up on a California ranch and still has livestock interests. He holds a degree in business from Berkley and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Garamendi served as Lt. Governor and chaired the Economic Development Commission. He served in the state legislature, rising to Senate Majority Leader and later became California State Insurance Commissioner. In 1995, President Clinton appointed him to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. He was elected to Congress in 2009.