Posts tagged Congress

Today’s Topic: The dim prospects for immigration reform in 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With a new farm bill approved, what are the chances Congress might actually pass meaningful immigration reform this year? Commissioner Troxler says with it being an election year for House members and many senators, the chances of […]

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Today’s Topic: The farm bill extension

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Legislation passed by Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” also included an extension of the farm bill. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that the one good thing about the extension is that it gives farmers some direction and […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm bill remains in limbo as Congress nears end of session

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” While much attention in Congress is focused on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” a top question in the agriculture community is: Will Congress do anything about the farm bill? Options include passing a new farm bill (which the […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm bill’s fate uncertain as Congress recesses until November

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The current farm bill expired Sunday, and Congress recently went into recess without having passed a new version or an extension. The House and Senate will not reconvene until after the election. Even then, it’s unclear whether […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler attends NASDA annual meeting

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Rhonda caught up with Commissioner Troxler at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, which was taking place in Des Moines, Iowa. NASDA is composed of the agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors […]

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Today’s Topic: SASDA seeks immigration reform

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn parts of Arizona’s immigration law has brought the issue of foreign agricultural labor back to the forefront. Prior to the court’s ruling, the Southern Association of State Departments of […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm bill under way in Congress

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June might be a busy month for the 2012 farm bill. The U.S. Senate is expected to bring its version of the bill to the floor today, and agriculture leaders in the U.S. House are planning to […]

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Today’s Topic: Congress and the next farm bill

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss one of the big stories for agriculture in 2012 – Congress’ work on the next farm bill. Troxler says the farm bill is the biggest statement Congress makes about agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: Free-trade agreements would boost N.C. ag exports

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Three pending free-trade agreements could mean a boost to N.C. agriculture. The trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama would eliminate or reduce tariffs on a variety of agricultural products. If Congress approves them, it is […]

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