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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

  House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor By: Jason Easley   The only way House Republicans could get the Farm Bill passed was to not just cut food aid for the poor, but to starve them. The House passed their modified version of the Farm Bill by a vote of 216-208. To show their disdain for the bill, 0 Democrats voted for it. but the Democratic displeasure went beyond no votes. Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi blasted her ... Full Story

Hispanic and women farmers, USDA discrimination

Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012 Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than March 25, 2013 Espanol   WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, ... Full Story

Proud of Cindy Domenico

Proud of Cindy Domenico

I am writing to compliment Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico on her outstanding leadership.  A few months ago a firestorm erupted in Boulder County over the use of GMO products on Boulder County Open Space.  At one extreme there were the usual corporate agriculture hacks who love to take shots at Boulder County and on the other was the anti-agriculture crusaders who want to live naked in the forest and eat nuts. In the middle of this storm was a handful of Boulder County ... Full Story

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters

  USDA Announces Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Application Period Begins on January 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act ... Full Story

House District 49 candidate Karen Stockley on NISP

House District 49 candidate Karen Stockley on NISP

Karen Stockley Candidate, House District 49 Berthoud, CO  Guest Commentary One of the biggest and most complex issues Colorado will be facing over the next 100 years is water. I’m Karen Stockley, candidate for State House District 49, responding to my opponent’s opinion piece glorifying the proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP). I have studied this issue for many years, and I firmly believe the NISP project is one of the most damaging reservoirs ever proposed ... Full Story

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