New Energy Programs in House Passed Farm Bill

Washington, DC [] On July 27, 2007, the House of Representatives passed, with a of vote 231-191,The Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (H.R. 2419). The bill includes new investments in conservation, nutrition, specialty crops (fruit and vegetable) and energy production. Furthermore, the Committee also approved language that will allow full implementation of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for meat in the Farm Bill and also making additional changes to the farm subsidy program. The bill includes what the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says is a “critical first step toward reform.”

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