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Senate immigration markup Thursday, farm bill probably too

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a markup of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Read More...

Stabenow mark likely to cut food stamps, curb crop insurance subsidies, contain chicken cage provision

The chairman’s mark that Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., will present to the committee, probably this week, is likely to include provisions that would make a small cut to food stamps, curb crop insurance subsidies for high-income farmers and create national standards for the size of chicken cages for egg production. Read More...

Shah, Vilsack to testify before Senate Appropriations

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah is scheduled to testify before the Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday. Read More...

Cantor: House to consider farm bill this summer

The House will take up the farm bill this summer, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Politico Pro reported Friday. Read More...

Michelle Obama visits USDA to thank employees

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Agriculture Department Friday to thank Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA employees for their service. The visit was one of a series the first lady has been making to federal agencies since the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term to thank employees. Read More...

Farmers Union’s Swenson to head FSA in Colorado

Leland Swenson, a former president of the National Farmers Union, will become Colorado executive director of the Farm Service Agency on May 19, he said in an email last week. The FSA state directors are political appointments. Read More...