Farm Bill

New York News
6:30 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Deadline Looms For Dairy Protection Program Enrollments

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Dairy experts are urging farmers to sign up for a new program included in the Farm Bill that is their only safety net for fluctuating milk prices.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Officials Urge Farmers Signup For Dairy Protection

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Vermont's top agriculture officials are urging the state's dairy farmers to enroll in a new price protection program.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Vilsack Discusses Dairy Margin Insurance Program And Enrollments

Congressman Peter Welch (left), Senator Patrick Leahy (middle) and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack (right) in Burlington, Vermont
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed a new provision of the federal farm bill when he visited Burlington last week. Enrollment for the new dairy margin insurance program begins today.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Vilsack Announces Water Quality Funding For Lake Champlain

Congressman Peter Welch (left), Senator Patrick Leahy (center) and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (right) at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain upper deck overlooking the lake.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was at the Leahy-ECHO Center for Lake Champlain in Vermont this morning to announce accelerated funding to improve the lake’s water quality.

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New England News
5:16 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses

On Friday, MCLA Pres. Mary Grant gave U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) a tour of the college's Center for Science and Innovation, which opened in the fall.
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U.S. Congressman Richard Neal was on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Friday. As he often does during district visits, the Democrat taught a government class, spoke to students interested in travel and toured the college’s science center, which opened last fall.

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New England News
4:05 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Farm Interests Relieved Farm Bill Passed

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Congress passed the 2014 Farm Bill last week and President Obama is expected to sign it into law on Friday. While farmers in the region say they did not get all they wanted in the bill, what passed is acceptable.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    A Farm Bill compromise is finally in sight.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that compromise can leave both sides somewhat unhappy. The two spoke Tuesday, one day before the House passed the Farm Bill.

New England News
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Federal Farm Bill And State Agricultural Priorities Discussed By Farm Advocates

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The New York Farm Bureau outlined its state priorities and discussed the just-passed federal Farm Bill during a conference call this morning.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

    The Farm Bill still has to be completed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the agriculture industry in his district is waiting.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

1/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SOTU
Farm Bill
Abortion Vote
Syria Talks
Data Requests

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