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Progress Made On Pest Management Regulations

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in Regulations

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Food and Drug and Associated Agencies recently marked up their version of the FY 2013 Agriculture Funding Bill.

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Sen. DeMint Introduces Checkoff Amendment

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in 2012 Farm Bill Checkoff

As reported in last week's Advocacy Alert, the 2012 Farm Bill, known formally as the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240), was brought to the Senate floor for discussion. Since its introduction, more than 220 amendments (many having nothing to do with agriculture) have been filed.

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DHS Announces New Immigration Enforcement Policy

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in Immigration

On Friday, June 15, the Department of Homeland Security announced that, effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country.

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DeMint Amendment Defeated

Posted on 6/22/2012 by Chris Heiss in Checkoff

Another closely watched vote was on the amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). The amendment would have prohibited mandatory promotion and research orders, or checkoff programs.

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