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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 - Congressman Rick Crawford, R-Ark., is leading a group of 40
House members in writing a letter to
EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe expressing concern over
the agency releasing livestock producers' private information
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 - Yesterday's
hearing at a House Agriculture Subcommittee meeting was meant to focus on the local economies surrounding the National Forest
Service (NFS), but sequester became the word of the day
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 - The Senate Budget Committee released a fiscal year 2014 budget proposal Wednesday that aims to reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion in 10 years and provide a long-term spending guideline for the Agriculture Department
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 -Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bipartisan tax bill that will extend tax breaks for those who donate conservation easements on agricultural land.
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2013 - Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who announced Thursday that he will not run for re-election in 2014, will be "sorely missed," said Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 - The House approved legislation Wednesday, on a 267-151 vote, which would continue funding for federal government departments, including the Agriculture Department, through FY 2013.
Paul Hammes is Vice President and General Manager for Agricultural Shipping at the Union Pacific Railroad. He joined UP ten years ago in a period of merger and transition in the rail industry. Hammes previously held various trading, asset management and transportation roles with Cargill. He has served as chair of the National Grain and Feed Association's Shipper/Receiver Committee and is a trustee on the Farm Foundation Board. He discusses the current business climate for rail carriers and the relationship of the railroad to agribusiness. He also comments on the pending Water Resources Legislation..