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Weekly Update – February 20, 2009

February 21, 2009

THIS WEEK Bush Payment Limit Rules to Stay in Place for 2009: On Monday, February 16, USDA Secretary Vilsack stated his intention to review the farm commodity payment limitation interim regulations he inherited from the Bush Administration but to leave those rules in place for the 2009 crop year.  He made no promises, though, that […]

Weekly Update – January 16, 2009

January 17, 2009

THIS WEEK House Releases Draft Stimulus Bill:  On Thursday, House Democratic leadership unveiled their 2-year, $825 billion draft economic recovery and reinvestment bill, consisting of: $275 billion in tax cuts $87 billion for temporary increase in Medicaid matching grants to states $79 billion in state fiscal relief $43 billion for increased unemployment benefits $41 billion […]

Weekly Update – January 9, 2009

January 9, 2009

Change is in the Air: A new Congress, a new Administration, and a new National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition! On January 1, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) launched as the new home for grassroots organizations engaged in sustainable agriculture policy at the federal level. NSAC will build upon and integrate the work of the Sustainable […]