Category Archives: Farm Bill

ASAP Board Member Update: Wes King

Wes King, the director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance (and also a member of the ASAP board), enjoys his work a lot. Two weeks ago, I interviewed him about his involvement in the organization and their current projects.

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Craig Cox: “We need to get the right practices in the right places”

Craig Cox knows what he’s talking about. He has worked as a biologist consulting with the US government on sustainability for over thirty years, and has worked on farm bills for nearly twenty. Since 2008, he has been with the … Continue reading

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U.S. Ag Secretary Vilsack pushes for progress on Farm Bill

Now that the presidential election is over, and a new session of Congress has officially convened (their first day was yesterday), the government is focusing once again on the critically important Farm Bill, a $500 billion behemoth of a bill … Continue reading

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Farm Bill: Drought Puts Pressure on GOP

One in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Up to this point, the strategy of the GOP House leadership concerning the proposed 2012 Farm Bill has been one of apathy; afraid of showing splits in their … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Senate Amendments

Hey everybody, hope your day is going well. I thought it might be helpful to include some of the amendments the Senate approved in its version of the Farm Bill this past week that concern organic and sustainable agriculture. Please … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Farm Bill

Part of a series of posts concerning to 2012 Farm Bill Four days ago the United States Senate passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill in a rare show of bipartisanship, 64-35. The ball is now in the House’s … Continue reading

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Updates on the Farm Bill

The first in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Two days ago the 2012 version of the Farm Bill was introduced to the Senate after passing committee 16-5, and today it was announced that the bill … Continue reading

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