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Higher food prices expected in 2011

posted on October 29, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Higher food prices expected in 2011
Much of the anti-incumbent sentiment targets controversial policy reforms, corporate bailouts and high unemployment. Full Story

Farmworkers Ask State to Help with Losses

posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM

MIAMI -- The Farmworker Association of Florida and other advocates are asking Gov Charlie Crist to help thousands of workers who lost wages after this month's nearly two-week cold snap. Full Story

Market to Market (December 18, 2009)

posted on December 18, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Market to Market (December 18, 2009)
Full Program: The rhetoric heats up at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. USDA announces help -- in the form of millions of dollars -- is on its way to beleaguered dairy producers. And from the parlor to the plant, rural Americans capitalize on an... Full Story

Ag. Secretary: Dairy Industry Must Restructure

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

BATH, S.D. (AP) -- The struggling U.S. dairy industry must be restructured to avoid cycles of boom and bust, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday, less than a week after Congress announced a $350 million dairy bailout. Full Story

USDA Announces Pork Industry Lifeline

posted on September 4, 2009 at 8:09 PM

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has found more room in his budget for pork -- the four-legged kind. Full Story

Pork Industry Asks USDA for $250 million

posted on August 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pork industry's trade group has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $250 million in assistance to buy up pork and give the industry money to help fight swine flu. Full Story

Auto Suppliers to Get $5 Billion in Aid

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department will pump up to $5 billion in financing into troubled auto parts suppliers to prevent an auto industry collapse that could undermine the government's work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler. Full Story

Oil Import Figure is Wildly Inflated

posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's an attention-grabbing claim: Americans each year are sending $700 billion to unfriendly countries for oil, as much as the entire cost of the Wall Street bailout plan. Full Story

Lawmakers Approve Pork-Laden Bailout Bill

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Lawmakers Approve Pork-Laden Bailout Bill
Congress wrapped up a tumultuous week Friday approving a $700 billion financial industry bailout, but only after lawmakers included more than $110 billion in tax breaks for businesses and the middle class. Full Story

Rural America Impacted by Financial Crisis

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Rural America Impacted by Financial Crisis
While investors remain focused on the uncertainty of a proposed $700 billion financial bailout, there were more signs this week that the U.S economy is in trouble. Full Story

Canada Offers Bailout To Farmers Affected By BSE Cases

posted on March 26, 2004 at 8:03 PM

Canada Offers Bailout To Farmers Affected By BSE Cases
At the beginning of the week, Canada's Prime Minister announced a $746 (M) million dollar bailout to Canadian beef producers adversely affected by the mad cow crisis. Funding will be delivered as a direct payment of up to $60 per head of cattle in... Full Story

Bulk of Payments Go To Few

posted on August 3, 2001 at 8:08 PM

Bulk of Payments Go To Few
It was business as usual in Washington this week, where Democrats and Republicans appear to be as divided as ever on America's Agricultural Policy. Full Story

Support Underway for Farmers

posted on June 22, 2001 at 8:06 PM

Support Underway for Farmers
Here's what the supplemental farm assistance package approved this week by the House Agriculture Committee would do: --Provide $4.6 Billion in direct payments to grain and cotton farmers. Full Story

Government Payments Prop Up Farm Country

posted on November 17, 2000 at 8:11 PM

Government Payments Prop Up Farm Country
Despite less than encouraging prices at the elevator grain farmers remain afloat on an alphabet sea of government payments. Full Story

Federal cash infusion on the way for farmers; money won't stop drought

posted on May 26, 2000 at 8:05 PM

CITING EVERYTHING FROM DROUGHT TO THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF LOW PRICES, LAWMAKERS THIS WEEK APPROVED A 15-BILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE OF ELECTION YEAR ASSISTANCE FOR AMERICA'S FARMERS. Full Story
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