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Farm Bill 2012 Updates
|Laws, Regulations and Programs Pertaining to the Farm Bill - See the Index of the Federal Produce Policy Manual|
May 17, 2013
May 03, 2013
January 24, 2013
January 02, 2013
November 13, 2012
October 11, 2012
NIFA on the Expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill
On October 01, 2012, the authority for funding provided under the 2008 Farm Bill for USDA to operate many of its programs expired, including the following National Institute for Food and Agriculture (formerly CSREES) programs: Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative; the Specialty Crop Research Initiative; the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program; the Biomass Research and Development Initiative; and the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program.
To view the announcement, click here.
September 23, 2012
September 13, 2012
September 11, 2012
July 30, 2012
July 27, 2012
July 20, 2012
July 12, 2012
July 06, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 22, 2012
June 20, 2012
June 13, 2012
June 11, 2012
June 08, 2012
May 31, 2012
May 22, 2012
May 14, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 09, 2012
April 30, 2012
April 27, 2012
April 23, 2012
April 20, 2012
U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Hearings – Series of 2012 Farm Bill Hearings
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Rural Development Programs
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Conservation Programs
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - House Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Nutrition & Specialty Crop Programs
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - House Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Credit Programs
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs & Crop Insurance
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs & Crop Insurance
Friday, May 18, 2012 - House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry-Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Energy & Forestry Programs
April 19, 2012
April 03, 2012
Farm Bill Priorities Receive Endorsement from Senators
Yesterday, the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) applauded the signing by 32 senators calling for a 2012 Farm Bill. In the letter, which was addressed to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS), the signatories highlighted the benefits that 2008 Farm Bill brought to the specialty crop industry, and noted the significant benefits that consumers, producers, and farm communities received from these programs.
March 26, 2012
March 21, 2012
March 16, 2012
March 06, 2011
February 07, 2012
Export Apple Act H.R. 3914
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Representative William Owens (D-NY) introduced H.R. 3914, which is a bill to amend the Export Apple Act. The bill, which has no co-sponsors, has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, which has jurisdiction over the bill.
To view the bill, click here.
Proposed Amendment to Federal Crop Insurance Act
On Friday, November 18, 2011, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced S.1905, a bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to include support for specialty crops, and other purposes. The bill, which has no co-sponsors, was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. To view the legislation, please click here.
February 01, 2012
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
Proposed Bill to Amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
On Thursday, November 17, 2011, Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) introduce S.1888, a bill to establish a program to provide loans for local farms, ranches, and market gardens to improve public health and nutrition, reduce energy consumption, and for other purposes. The bill, which has one co-sponsor, was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. To view the legislation, please click here.
November 15, 2011
Amendment to H.R. 2354 Repeal of the Mandatory Commodity Promotion and Marketing Programs
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) offered an amendment to H.R. 2354. The amendment is intended to repeal mandatory commodity promotion and marketing programs (Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996) for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2012. To view the language for Senate Amendment 1013, please click here.
November 01, 2011
Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2011
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced S. 1773. The bill, which has 11 co-sponsors, is aimed at the promotion of local and regional farm and food systems. The bill was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. An identical House version of the bill was introduced on November 1, 2011, by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), H.R. 3286. For more information on the Senate and House bills, please click here and here, respectively.
October 14, 2011
Enhance Non-traditional Community Agricultural Production and Technology
On October 14, 2011, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) introduced H.R. 3225, a bill to promote and enhance non-traditional community agricultural production and technology through the establishment of a new office in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill, which has six cosponsors, aims to ensure that USDA authorities are able to effectively coordinate and encourage local agriculture growth and foster an environment to increase the availability of fresh food in non-traditional communities.
The bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. For more information and to view the legislation, please click here.
September 17, 2011
September 15 & 16, 2011
Agricultural Research Tax Relief Bill
On Thursday, September 15, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator John Thune (R-ND) introduced S. 1561, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. This bill, as intended by its authors, is aimed at fostering a collaborative environment between universities and private charitable entities to increase and develop advancements in food production. The goal of this bill is to enable U.S. food production to double by 2050. For more information on this bill, please click here.
On Friday, September 16th, Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) introduced H.R. 2959, a bill to amend the tax code and allow for private charitable tax-exempt organization to fund agricultural research. The purpose of this bill is to create a hybrid partnership between universities and private entities to spur research and innovation that will enable the United States to double food production by 2050. For more information on the bill, please click here.
July 29, 2011
July 27, 2011
Permitting Fruit and Vegetable Production on Base Acres
On Wednesday, July 27th, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) introduced legislation intended to allow producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on base acres. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. For more information on the bill, please click here.
July 26, 2011
Community-Supported Agriculture Promotion Program
On Tuesday, July 26th, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 1414 a bill intended to establish a community-supported agriculture promotion program. The bill was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. For more information on the bill, please click here.
July 12, 2011