Tag Archives: Agriculture

Two Republicans on Agriculture

Tom is Tom. I am me. There are things we agree on, but there are also a lot of things we disagree on. — Joe Sempolinski Tom Reed: Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy. Our region features a … Continue reading

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Liz Peek, writing in The Hill, writes: We are told that the tariff tiffs have caused a collapse in U.S. agricultural exports to China, and consequent heartbreak in our heartland. It isn’t true. What are her arguments? DOA forecasts an … Continue reading

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Is there really a shortage of High Tech workers?

Ron Hira is a professor of public policy at Howard University. Paula Stephan is a professor of economics at Georgia State University. Hal Salzman is a Rutgers University professor of planning & public policy at the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce … Continue reading

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Tom’s day — June 11, 2014

<> <> According to Tom’s event archive, here’s what happened on June 11, 2014  Meeting with Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association  Meeting with Associated General Contractors of America  Meeting with Associated Builders and Contractors  Meeting with U.S. Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Farm and Food Support Under USDA’s Section 32 Program

  According to CRS (Congressional Research Service) (circa 2008?): “Section 32” is a permanent appropriation that since 1935 has earmarked the equivalent of 30% of annual customs receipts to support the farm sector through a variety of activities. Today, most of this … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards, used efficiently, could be an effective tool to increase communication between government officials and experienced leaders of various industries. Rep. Reed has four Advisory Boards: A Veterans Advisory Board, a Small Business Advisory Board, A Manufacturing Advisory Board … Continue reading

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