Secret Site Map
Friday, March 06, 2015

Home News Farm Bill Defeated in House

Farm Bill Defeated in House

News Coverage

Despite its recent defeat, the House is set to take up the bill again this month.

| June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House of Representatives voted down a version of the Farm Bill that passed the Senate last week, USA Today reports

The Republican-led house rejected the $500 billion measure by a vote of 195-234. A lack of support from Democrats and Republicans concerned over the size of the cuts to food stamps was an obstacle to passage, according to USA Today.

The failure has disappointed industry groups.

“We felt we had a very strong bill for specialty crops that was supported by members from both sides of the aisle,” said Robert Guenther, United Fresh senior vice president of public policy. “We strongly encourage the House Leadership and the House Agriculture Committee to get back together and bring back to the House floor a bill that can pass before the current extension expires at the end of September.”

The Speciality Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) expressed in a release that it was "deeply disappointed" in the bill's failure to pass.

The House failed to pass a new Farm Bill last year, as well. Lawmakers instead extended the 2008 Farm Bill, which is set to expire on September 30, 2013.

The House is set to take up the farm bill again in July, according to USA Today.

Top news

Rollins Acquires Critter Control

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States.

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed.

Gerbils, Not Rats, May Have Caused Black Death

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a new study suggests.

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y.

Vetter Pens New Book on the Brown Recluse Spider

‘The Brown Recluse Spider,’ a new publication from spider expert Rick Vetter being published by Cornell University Press, educates readers regarding the biology of the spider and medical aspects of its bites, to reduce the incidence of misdiagnoses, and to quell misplaced anxiety.

x