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How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers

Mark Hefflinger
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The National Farmers Union explains how the government shutdown will impact farmers, in this blog cross-posted from the NFU website. How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers Posted on | September 30, 2013 | By NFU Government Relations Staff As many of you are aware, the federal government will likely shut down at midnight tonight, Sept. 30. […]
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Split of Food Assistance from Farm Bill Affects Thousands of Nebraskans Facing Hunger

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On Thursday, the U.S. House passed a “split” version of the Farm Bill, which since 1973 has always included funding for food and nutrition programs, including food stamps and the current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Below is reaction from our friends at Nebraska Appleseed. Here is coverage of Thursday’s vote by Dana Milbank of The Washington […]
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House Vote Today on Split Farm Bill

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The U.S. House is currently considering a “split” farm bill, which removes crucial SNAP food and nutrition programs and just considers the farm program elements. Over 500 farm and conservation organizations are on record opposing this split. More details below from our friends at the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and you can watch the proceedings live […]
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House Rejects Farm Bill in 195-234 Vote

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The House voted this week to reject the new five-year Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. Our friends at the Nebraska Wildlife Federation have some perspective on the vote and what it means below. House Farm Bill Falls Short: 195-234    On Thursday, the House of Representatives surprised most observers when a vote to approve a new […]
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Take Action on Farm Bill

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Congress still needs to pass the Farm Bill. The Senate did their part, now its in the House of Representatives hands. Food, drought relief, assistance to low-income families, renewable energy are all on the line in this Farm Bill. Please join the Nebraska Farmers Union in helping us email and tweet Rep. Terry, Fortenberry and […]
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