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Public Policy Dispatch:

February 21, 2014

Volume 14 : Issue 8

COUNTY FARM BUREAU VISITS TO THE STATEHOUSE   Visits to the Statehouse by Farm Bureau members are an important component to successful efforts by the Farm Bureau staff.  If your county has not scheduled a visit, we ask you to do so soon. Additionally…

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Senators demand OSHA rein in unlawful regulatory reach

Jan. 6, 2014—The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration must stop its unlawful regulation of family farms, more than 40 Republican and Democratic senators wrote in a recent letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.  
For nearly four decades, Congress has included specific language in appropriations bills…

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Farm Bill Negotiators Resume Talks

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow signaled Tuesday that face-to-face talks among the top four farm bill negotiators will resume this week, and she is upbeat enough to hope for a deal by Thanksgiving.
“I hope so. It’s doable,” the Michigan Democrat said.
“I feel confident the…

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Farm Bill at Top of President’s Idea List in New Orleans

Speaking on the economy in New Orleans Friday – President Barack Obama again addressed three things he believes Republicans and Democrats can join together to do to make progress in the area of business growth and job creation right now. The farm bill was first on his list. President Obama said…

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