Farm Bill

Business & Economy
5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

NC Farm Bureau Applauds New Farm Bill

Strickland Farms has been growing tobacco for generations in North Carolina.
Credit Leoneda Inge

The North Carolina Farm Bureau is applauding the passage of the new Farm Bill.  Leaders say it provides stability and certainty to the state’s largest industry.

Larry Wooten is President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau.  His family farms tobacco, corn and soybeans in Pender County.

“Very thankfully this extravaganza of a piece of legislation that took over two years to bring to fruition is finally passed the Senate and it’s headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.”

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The State of Things
10:58 am
Tue December 10, 2013

The Clock Ticks On The Farm Bill

Tobacco barn and silos.
Credit Brian Stansberry, via Wikipedia

Washington reporter for News 14 Carolina Geoffrey Bennett talks about the farm bill negotiations

Lawmakers are in negotiation for a five-year farm bill.  

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Politics & Government
11:31 am
Wed May 22, 2013

NC Farmers Wait For Details Of Federal Farm Bill

A tobacco crop at Strickland Farms
Credit Leoneda Inge

Farmers in North Carolina and around the country are keeping their eyes on Washington, where Congress is crafting a new Farm Bill

The Senate's version cuts more than $2 billion in agricultural spending per year, but includes about $100 billion in subsides over the next five years.  President Obama has asked Senators to find more ways to save money, including cuts to a farm insurance program.

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