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The Wall St Journal has a low opinion of the farm bill

The Wall St Journal has a pretty low opinion of the farm bill. Written like it is, it is hard to disagree with the opinion piece. Hat tip to the conservativerevolution blog.

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New US CAFE regulations

A bill passed by the US House of Representatives yesterday calls for a significant US Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency improvements which could mean carmakers in the US must produce a range of cars with an average fuel efficiency of 35 miles/gal by 2020, which is a 40% improvement over current levels. The proposed legislation also […]

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US Farm Bill 2007 Taxation proposals

Some of the key proposals in the US Farm Bill 2007, confusingly called “HEARTLAND, HABITAT, HARVEST AND HORTICULTURE ACT OF 2007”have been made public. Hattip to Phillip Brasher at the DesMoines Register.com who writes the Cash Crops blog. Philip says there’s plenty of scope for modification he says: “Under congressional pay-as-you-go rules, any tax cuts […]

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US Agriculture bills, history and future

The US agriculture bill 2007/2008 will have a dramatic impact on the biofuels and food landscape the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has a very readable document looking at the history of this iconic piece of American Legislation. I am sure it was behind this quote from Catch 22 (thanks to Webcurrent) “His specialty […]

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US farm Bill 2007 more proposals

There are more proposals to be debated as the US Farm Bill 2007 gets closer to enactment, according to 25×25, a US pro-biofuel pressure group. The US house of representative has agreed a proposal, which is different from proposals from Senator Jim Harkin in the Senate. The house’s agreed position looks like this, acording to […]

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The US Farm Bill

There’s a quick round up of some of the effects of the last US farmbill and suggesgtions for this year’s over on Tree Hugger. Hattip to blueskymining.

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US Farm Bill 2007

The US Farm Bill 2007 will underpin quite a lot of US agriculture through subsidies and price supports —  which make it hard for non US farmers to compete in that market. It must be one of the largest pieces of social engineering in the world. So it is interesting to see Senator Tom Harkin, […]

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The US Food Bill farming and fuel

Dan Imhoff, he explains how the farm bill links the US farming, food and by extension biofuels through state aid for crops like corn, cotton, wheat, soya and rice.

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