Farm Bill Requires Global Trade Agreement

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Monday, July 17 2006 Jul 17, 2006 Monday, July 17, 2006 9:09:25 PM CDT July 17, 2006 in News
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AP-MO--Talent-FarmBill 07-17 0129 AP-MO--Talent-Farm Bill,0114 Talent: WTO agreement needed to protect U.S. farmers CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Senator Jim Talent says the U-S government cannot write a new farm bill next year until it reaches a global trade agreement with the World Trade Organization that would protect U.S. farmers. Talent made his comments at a hearing in Cape Girardeau today. Talent is hosting the hearing with Senator Saxby Chambliss, who is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Provisions of the farm bill are set to expire in 2007 and senators are trying to draft a new version of the federal program. Talent says farmers need to have a global trade agreement in place before they can agree to any cuts in the farm bill program. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-07-17-06 1151EDT

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