Next farm bill: a shift to rural development?

Bennett, David
May 2010
Southwest Farm Press;5/6/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack has testified on a farm bill before the House Agriculture Committee on April 21, 2010 which indicates a shift in focus from commodity programs to rural development. Representative Frank Lucas has criticized the testimony for not discussing about the safety net of production agriculture. The eligibility for Advanced Biofuels Assistance Program producer grants has been inquired by Representative Jerry Moran.


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