Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

NFU - National Farmers Union : NFU to House: Listen to Family Farmers, Defeat HR 3102 and Appoint Conferees

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
09/19/2013 | 05:23pm CEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 18, 2013

Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2013) - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to U.S. House of Representatives leadership today, urging a no vote on H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, and asking instead for conferees to be named to the farm bill conference committee

"Family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and low-income families have waited long enough," said Johnson. "The House needs to defeat this partisan legislation and address farm programs and nutrition together in a single, comprehensive five-year farm bill."

H.R. 3102 includes $40 billion in cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP benefits were stripped from the House version of the farm bill passed earlier this year.

"Not only would the cuts to SNAP included in H.R. 3102 deny benefits to at least four million low-income Americans, but these cuts are of a level that only serves to make compromise with the Senate-passed version of the 2013 Farm Bill even more challenging," said Johnson. "I implore you to listen to the men and women who feed, clothe and fuel our nation, quickly defeat this bill, and move the conference process forward as quickly as possible."

Click here to read the letter.

National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

-30-



distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
02:42p MERKO CONSTRUCTION : Information published by Äripäev about AS Vooremaa Teed
02:41p MHP : Unaudited Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended 31 March 2017
02:41p GREAT WALL MOTOR : Third announcement to creditors of the company in relation to general ...
02:41p ACTUA : VelocityEHS Named Best Software for EHS Management and MSDS Management by ISHN Readers (Compliance)
02:41p AMHERST EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT : Free Summer Meals Program for Kids
02:41p UNILEVER : UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy
02:41p TCL MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY : Poll results at the annual general meeting held on 23 may 2017
02:41p LAS VEGAS SANDS : Sands ECO360 Launches Annual Global Clean Plate Challenge
02:41p SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY (NASDAQ : SHEN) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
02:41p CRYOLIFE, INC. (NYSE : CRY) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
4.90%Israeli billionaire buys control of Germany's Brack Capital Properties
7.16%NOKIA OYJ : and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners
-2.40%BANK OF QUEENSLAND : Rush of Australian securitised home loans tempts yield-starved Japanese
4.50%CHINA MERCHANTS BANK : Vanke to Set up Investment Funds With Merchants Bank
3.14%CHINA LIFE INSURANCE : Buys Sprawling Portfolio of Small-Market U.S. Real Estate
Most Read News
04:42a SOFTBANK : Indian digital payments firm Paytm launches niche bank
05/22 EXCLUSIVE : North American carmakers want rules of origin in NAFTA left untouched - Mexico lobby
05:06a Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute and sign new deal
05/22DJPETROLEO BRASILEIRO PETROBRAS : Petrobras Issues $4 Billion in Debt on International Markets
02:52a NOKIA OYJ : and Apple sign patent license and business collaboration agreement, settle all litigation
Most recommended articles
05/22 NOBLE : shares tumble after S&P ratings downgrade
08:32a DAIMLER : says German prosecutors search premises in emissions probe
08:30aDJMICROSOFT : New Surface Pro Borrows From the Family to Revive Sales
08:28a TATA MOTORS : Jaguar Land Rover's vehicle sales rise 16 percent to record high
08:25a Company climate risk disclosure could become mandatory in a few years