Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

R-CALF USA Slams House Committee's Passage of Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Thu, 29 May 2014 14:56:51 CDT

R-CALF USA Slams House Committee's Passage of Agriculture Appropriations Bill
R-CALF USA Chief Executive Officer Bill Bullard issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee's passage of the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill:

"Today the majority of U.S. Representatives on the House Appropriations Committee have demonstrated their loyalty to the multinational meatpackers and their disdain for U.S. farmers and ranchers by passing what amounts to an amnesty bill for packers. The majority not only supported language that insulates meatpackers from any accountability for engaging in abusive buying tactics that force independent producers out of business, but they actually voted to defeat an amendment that would have made it unlawful for meatpackers to retaliate against independent producers for registering a complaint with their member of Congress.

"There is no better indicator of a totally dysfunctional Congress than when members of Congress actually vote to support retaliation against U.S. family farmers and ranchers, which is exactly what the House majority did today in their Appropriations Committee.

"Our only chance of preserving open and fair competition in our U.S. livestock markets is for the U.S. Senate to flatly reject this House passed anti-farmer and anti-rancher language in the Appropriations Conference Committee."



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Upcoming Rural Economic Outlook Conference at OSU to Provide Applicable Updates for the Ag Industry   Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:24:21 CDT
  • Congressman Lucas Hopeful Biden Administration Will Provide More Necessary Funds in 2023 Farm Bill   Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:12:45 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. September 27, 2022  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:13:21 CDT
  • September 27, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:18:07 CDT
  • LMA Hosts 2022 Washington D.C. Fly In   Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:07:12 CDT
  • Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA's American-Made Fertilizer Production Grants  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:11:41 CDT
  • American Farmland Trust, Edelen Renewables and Arcadia Announce Partnership to Combat Climate Change by Advancing Smart SolarSM  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:02:23 CDT
  • U.S. Red Meat Industry Commemorates 45 Years in Japan  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:15:07 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.