Senate Will Take Up Farm Bill, Stallman Pleased Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Will Take Up Farm Bill, Stallman Pleased Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 23, 2013 SHARE American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says the introduction in the 113th Congress of the farm bill approved by the Senate last session represents real hope for farmers and ranchers that the Senate will aggressively move forward on a long-term bill to give farmers the risk management certainty they need. He says it will ultimately take real bipartisan cooperation to get the farm bill to the finish line. He is hopeful Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Thad Cochran will work quickly to build on the bipartisan work that was the hallmark of the Senate farm bill last year. SHARE Source: NAFB News Service Stallman encourages House Speaker John Boehner and other House members to follow the example set by Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson in their actions to pass a bipartisan farm bill that worked for all Americans out of their committee. According to Stallman – the nation’s farmers deserve the policy certainty a five-year farm bill would provide. He says we need a flexible, reform-minded bill that draws its key risk management tools from crop insurance provisions. Facebook Twitter Previous articleGrowth Energy and RFA Joint Statement on EU Proposed DutiesNext articleAnnual Fish Fry like a Purdue Ag Family Reunion Gary Truitt
Facebook160Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United State Department of TransportationThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $6.9 million grant award to Intercity Transit in Olympia, Washington, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. Intercity Transit will use the grant funds for operating assistance, paratransit service, preventive maintenance, project administration, security services and security equipment in order to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency. See FTA’s apportionment tables for the totals apportioned to each area. (This funding is based on the agency’s current request and may not represent the full amount the agency will receive.)“This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.“We know that many of our nation’s public transportation systems are facing extraordinary challenges and these funds will go a long way to assisting our transit industry partners in battling COVID-19,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “These federal funds will support operating assistance to transit agencies of all sizes providing essential travel and supporting transit workers across the country who are unable to work because of the public health emergency.”In addition to the CARES Act funding, FTA issued a Safety Advisory that prompts transit agencies to develop and implement policies and procedures regarding face coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, physical separation, and hand hygiene consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance. CARES Act funding can be used to cover 100 percent of these costs.