The CROP Act http://wamc.org en Farm Bill Benefits New York's Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/farm-bill-benefits-new-yorks-hudson-valley <p></p><p></p><p>WASHINGTON –&nbsp; The House Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill with the support of Congressmen Christopher Gibson (R- 19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18). The bill contains a number of provisions that will benefit New York's Hudson Valley region.</p><p>The bill includes Maloney’s Crop Risk Options Plan (CROP) Act that defends the specialty agriculture economy of the region as well as an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the black dirt region.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 12:22:08 +0000 Hank Gross 64913 at http://wamc.org Farm Bill Benefits New York's Hudson Valley Hudson Valley Congressman's Bill Reforms Crop Insurance http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-congressmans-bill-reforms-crop-insurance <p>New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, has introduced his first bill since taking office in January. It has to do with better protecting fruit and vegetable farmers when it comes to crop insurance.</p><p>Maloney says The CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act, aims to reform crop insurance to help so-called specialty crop farmers, namely, fruit and vegetable growers.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:16:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 60295 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley Congressman's Bill Reforms Crop Insurance House Bill Looks to Protect Specialty Crop Farmers http://wamc.org/post/house-bill-looks-protect-specialty-crop-farmers <p>Tuesday was National Agriculture Day, and a Congressman from New York took the opportunity to introduce a bipartisan bill to help specialty crop farmers.</p><p>Hudson Valley Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced his first bill, the CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:38:25 +0000 Allison Dunne 60261 at http://wamc.org House Bill Looks to Protect Specialty Crop Farmers Congressman's First Bill Aims to Protect Farmers http://wamc.org/post/congressmans-first-bill-aims-protect-farmers <p>A Congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley is introducing his first bill, and it has to do with agriculture.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:07:26 +0000 Allison Dunne 60161 at http://wamc.org Congressman's First Bill Aims to Protect Farmers