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Congress Approves Farm Bill With Veto-Proof Majorities

Congress Approves Farm Bill With Veto-Proof Majorities

WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2008 (ENS) – The farm bill that passed both houses of Congress last week with veto-proof majorities invests in improved nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and farm programs and includes significant reforms, proponents say. The bill goes Tuesday to President George W. Bush, who is expected to veto the measure. With the…

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Switchgrass can yield almost twice as much ethanol as corn, estimates geneticist Ken Vogel. (Photo by Brett Hampton courtesy USDA) WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate Friday approved a $286 billion farm bill shepherded through by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, who chairs the Agriculture Committee. The measure improves farm income…