Harkin looking to full Senate for new farm bill impetus

Laws, Forrest
October 2007
Southwest Farm Press;10/18/2007, Vol. 34 Issue 20, p15
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An interview with chairman Tom Harkin of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is presented. When asked about the support of the committee on fixed payments made to farmers with program crop acreage bases, he emphasizes committee's lack of support for a significant cut but they are discussing for across-the-broad reductions. Harkin also highlights the importance of a bill that addresses direct payment programs as well as new investments in agriculture.


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