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The Center for Rural Affairs, a private, non-profit organization, is working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities. Permission to reprint items from this web log is hereby granted, on the condition that clear credit is given to the original source of the material. If the blog provides information for a story, please let us know by sending an email to

Friday, September 16, 2005

UPDATE - Farm Payment Limits


Your phone calls and face-to-face meetings with your Senators and Representatives during the August recess have made a difference!

Your work is forcing more members of Congress to see the need for farm payment limitations instead of cuts to rural development, conservation and food and nutrition programs. Thank you for being a vital part of making real progress on these issues.

Hurricane Katrina devastated several gulf coast states. Because of the national focus to aid disaster victims, Congress has postponed budget reconciliation by at least a month.

We want to keep you in the loop on budget reconciliation so we can all keep making our voices heard. Keep in touch.

Check the Center’s Blog for Rural America at for weekly updates each Monday.

And feel free to call Kathie Starkweather at 402-687-2103, ext. 1014 for more information.

Again, Thank You -- your efforts are making a difference.

Post a comment here or contact John Crabtree,

Center for Rural Affairs
Values. Worth. Action.


  • At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It is difficult to impossible to to find out in advance where my Senators and congressman will appear so I can ask them a question face to face. Is there anything you can do to post information here?

  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger Center for Rural Affairs said…

    We will do our best to post information about members of Congress' schedules here. Advance notice of schedules is not always easy to come by and not all members make their schedules public at all. But, as I said, we will do our best to post the information, especially for members of key committees, here whenever we can.

    John Crabtree,

    Center for Rural Affairs
    Values. Worth. Action.


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