Farm and Food News

House Bill Slashes Conservation Funding

The House of Representatives passed their version of the 2012 agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday, June 16 by a narrow vote of 217-203. Nineteen Republicans and all the Democrats opposed the spending bill.

Across the Nation

Nationwide: President Obama signed an executive order establishing the White House Rural Council on June 9, 2011. The council will work to “coordinate develop-ment of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.”

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