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Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)With the next farm bill on the horizon, Former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest says there’s plenty of nervousness and negativity in farm country about what’s in store. So much in fact – that he says certain groups have stepped forward and shown a willingness to sacrifice parts of the farm safety net that they consider less important. Combest says now is not the time to offer sacrificial lambs, but rather to tell U.S. agriculture’s success story and the important role farm policy plays in supporting family farms and the U.S. Economy.



Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)The bills at the grocery store will be higher again this Thanksgiving – but Former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest says the finger of blame can’t point at rural America.


Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Trade negotiators from around the globe are headed to Geneva this week to try to broker a new World Trade Organization trade deal. Former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest says America’s farmers and ranchers want to make sure U.S. negotiators have their best interests in mind.



Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest says rural America faces the test of a lifetime on Wednesday May 14th and must pass a good farm bill by a big margin.



Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)With May just around the corner – Former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest says it’s time for the House and Senate to meet in the middle this week and finally agree on a farm bill.



Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest discussed the status of the pending farm bill.



Former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) urges Senate to pass the Senate farm bill before their Christmas break.



Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) urges farmers to voice their support for the Senate farm bill.



Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R)Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) on the Senate Farm Bill debate.


 


Comments from Mary Kay Thatcher, Director of Public Policy, American Farm Bureau Federation, on the 2007 farm bill

Response to “Why is the Farm Bill important to America?” (:19)


Response to “Can you give a sense of agriculture’s reaction to the 2007 Farm Bill?” (:13)


Response to “How is the 2007 Farm Bill good for your organization’s members?” (:21)


Response to “What’s the next step for the 2007 Farm Bill?” (:12)


Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) “Don’t judge a book by its cover”



Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) discusses the importance of the farm bill to America’s food security.



Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R) talks about affordable food prices in America.


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