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Thompson-Fortenberry Bill Would Restore Federal Conservation Compact

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A bipartisan measure introduced today by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., would restore the agreement between farmers and taxpayers that has protected soil, water and wetlands and grasslands since 1985.

The Crop Insurance Accountability Act of 2013 would require farmers who receive crop insurance subsidies to carry out basic conservation measures on their farms.

Read more about the Crop Insurance Accountability here.


Table Scraps:

Fox News on the rising levels of nitrate in Iowa’s drinking water.

NYT's Mark Bittman explains why the farm bill is more like welfare for the wealthy. 

The Tennessean has more on the media scrutiny surrounding Rep. Stephen Fincher, R- Tenn.


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