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05/17/07--House Agriculture ranking member Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., during a news conference on the committee's agenda. The House Agriculture Committee will begin rewriting the nationÕs farm laws with a markup of conservation provisions next week, the panelÕs chairman said Thursday. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., said he was planning to release a bipartisan draft of the conservation title that would serve as a Òstarting point.Ó The Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research Subcommittee will mark up the provisions May 22. The announcement kicks off this yearÕs reauthorization of the 2002 farm law (PL 107-171), which governs subsidies for farmers and agricultural programs. The conservation title is one of 10 in the bill. Most will be handled individually by House Agriculture subcommittees in the coming weeks, Peterson said. The livestock title will be second in line, with a subcommittee markup May 24. The full committee expects to approve the overall bill by the July Fourth recess, Peterson said. Congressional Quarterly by Photo Scott J. Ferrell

05/17/07--House Agriculture ranking member Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., during a news conference on the committee's agenda. The House Agriculture Committee will begin rewriting the nationÕs farm laws with a markup of conservation provisions next week, the panelÕs chairman said Thursday. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., said he was planning to release a bipartisan draft of the conservation title that would serve as a Òstarting point.Ó The Conservation, Credit, Energy,...
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