H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

Agriculture and food. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The president has signed the bill. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on February 4, 2014.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 68 voted NO: 32
0 voted present/not voting

Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

H.R. 2642 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Farm bill
  • Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
  • Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013
  • Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013
  • Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
  • Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013
  • Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013
  • Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Sponsor
Frank D. Lucas
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Agriculture and food
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Administrative remedies
    • Agricultural conservation and pollution
    • Agricultural education
    • Agricultural marketing and promotion
    • Agricultural practices and innovations
    • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
    • Agricultural research
    • Agricultural trade
    • Alternative and renewable resources
    • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
    • Animal and plant health
    • Aquaculture
    • Atmospheric science and weather
    • Aviation and airports
    • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
    • Birds
    • Business investment and capital
    • Business records
    • Canada
    • Cemeteries and funerals
    • Chesapeake Bay
    • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
    • Congressional oversight
    • Consumer affairs
    • Dams and canals
    • Delta Regional Authority
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Disaster relief and insurance
    • Ecology
    • Economic development
    • Economic performance and conditions
    • Education programs funding
    • Educational technology and distance education
    • Electric power generation and transmission
    • Emergency communications systems
    • Endangered and threatened species
    • Energy efficiency and conservation
    • Energy research
    • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
    • Environmental regulatory procedures
    • Farmland
    • Federal officials
    • Fires
    • Fishes
    • Food assistance and relief
    • Food industry and services
    • Food supply, safety, and labeling
    • Foreign aid and international relief
    • Forests, forestry, trees
    • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
    • Free trade and trade barriers
    • Fruit and vegetables
    • General agriculture matters
    • Government buildings, facilities, and property
    • Government information and archives
    • Government lending and loan guarantees
    • Government studies and investigations
    • Grain
    • Great Lakes
    • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
    • Health technology, devices, supplies
    • Higher education
    • Horticulture and plants
    • Indian lands and resources rights
    • Infrastructure development
    • International organizations and cooperation
    • Internet and video services
    • Labor standards
    • Land transfers
    • Land use and conservation
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Lighting and heating
    • Livestock
    • Marine and inland water transportation
    • Meat
    • Medical research
    • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
    • Minority and disadvantaged businesses
    • Minority education
    • Nutrition and diet
    • Oil and gas
    • Performance measurement
    • Pest management
    • Public contracts and procurement
    • Public participation and lobbying
    • Research administration and funding
    • Research and development
    • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
    • Roads and highways
    • Rural conditions and development
    • Seafood
    • Small business
    • Solid waste and recycling
    • Technology transfer and commercialization
    • Telephone and wireless communication
    • Texas
    • Trade agreements and negotiations
    • User charges and fees
    • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
    • Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
    • Virginia
    • Water quality
    • Water use and supply
    • Watersheds
    • Wetlands
    • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced7/10/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Passed House7/11/2013
    Passed Senate7/18/2013
    Passed House1/29/2014
    Passed Senate2/04/2014
    Signed by President2/07/2014
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteHouseTable Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: H R 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act7/11/2013This motion PASSED the House
    226 voted YES 189 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseTable Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: H R 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act7/11/2013This motion PASSED the House
    221 voted YES 181 voted NO 33 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 20137/11/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
    198 voted YES 226 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 20137/11/2013This bill PASSED the House
    216 voted YES 208 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.7/18/2013PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 201310/12/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
    195 voted YES 204 voted NO 33 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 20131/29/2014This bill PASSED the House
    251 voted YES 166 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateCloture on H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 20132/03/2014This motion PASSED the Senate
    72 voted YES 22 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateH.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 20132/04/2014This bill PASSED the Senate
    68 voted YES 32 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/10/2013
    7/10/2013Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
    7/10/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 295 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2642 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
    7/11/2013Rule H. Res. 295 passed House.
    7/11/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 295.
    7/11/2013Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2642 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
    7/11/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2642.
    7/11/2013POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Watt raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request. The point of order was overruled.
    7/11/2013Mr. Watt appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
    7/11/2013Mr. Lucas moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
    7/11/2013WORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Subsequently, the demand was withdrawn.
    7/11/2013DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 2642.
    7/11/2013POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Thompson (MS) raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request. The point of order was overruled.
    7/11/2013Mr. Thompson (MS) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
    7/11/2013The previous question was ordered without objection.
    7/11/2013Ms. Esty moved to recommit with instructions to Agriculture.
    7/11/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct annual audits of the food regulatory systems for each country that is eligible to export meat, poultry, or egg products to the United States. The motion would also give the Secretary the authority to transfer funds from any Department of Agriculture account to the Food Safety and Inspection Service account in order to address any food safety emergency.
    7/11/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    select this voteVote7/11/2013Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: H R 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
    select this voteVote7/11/2013Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: H R 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
    select this voteVote7/11/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/11/2013H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    Put on a legislative calendar7/16/2013Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 136.
    7/18/2013Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    7/18/2013Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 954 amended.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage7/18/2013Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    7/18/2013Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference.
    7/18/2013See also S. 954.
    8/01/2013Senate appointed conferees Stabenow; Leahy; Harkin; Baucus; Brown; Klobuchar; Bennet; Cochran; Chambliss; Roberts; Boozman; Hoeven.
    8/02/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    9/28/2013House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H.Res. 361.
    9/30/2013Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
    10/01/2013Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    10/01/2013Senate disagreed to the House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    10/01/2013Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Stabenow; Leahy; Harkin; Baucus; Brown; Klobuchar; Bennet; Cochran; Chambliss; Roberts; Boozman; Hoeven.
    10/01/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    10/11/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to a conference.
    10/11/2013The previous question was ordered without objection.
    10/11/2013On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
    10/11/2013Mr. Peterson moved that the House instruct conferees.
    10/11/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede to section 1602 of the Senate amendment (relating to suspension of permanent price support authority), and recede to the Senate position in title IV of the Senate amendment providing at a minimum a five-year duration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other nutrition programs.
    10/11/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peterson demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642 until a time to be announced.
    10/11/2013Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, Mr. Lucas moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
    10/12/2013The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Lucas, King of Iowa, Neugebauer, Rogers of Alabama, Conaway, Thompson of Pennsylvania, Austin Scott of Georgia, Crawford, Roby, Noem, Denham, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Peterson, McIntyre, Costa, Walz, Schrader, McGovern, DelBene, Negrete McLeod, and Vela.
    10/12/2013The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 1207 and 1301 of the House amendment, and secs. 1301, 1412, 1435, and 4204 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Camp, Sam Johnson of Texas, and Levin.
    10/12/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    10/12/2013The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of title III of the House amendment, and title III of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Royce, Marino, and Engel.
    10/12/2013The Speaker appointed conferees for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Southerland and Fudge.
    select this voteVote10/12/2013On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    10/30/2013Conference held.
    1/27/2014Conference report H. Rept. 113-333 filed.
    1/28/2014Conferees agreed to file conference report.
    1/29/2014Mr. Lucas brought up conference report H. Rept. 113-333 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 465.
    1/29/2014DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Conference report to accompany H.R. 2642.
    1/29/2014The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
    1/29/2014Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage1/29/2014H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    1/30/2014Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
    1/30/2014Conference report considered in Senate.
    1/30/2014Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642 presented in Senate.
    2/03/2014Conference report considered in Senate.
    select this voteVote2/03/2014Cloture on H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    Presented to President2/04/2014Presented to President.
    2/04/2014Conference report considered in Senate.
    2/04/2014Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage2/04/2014H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
    Enacted2/07/2014Became Public Law No: 113-79.
    Signed2/07/2014Signed by President.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from Fisheries & wildlife, which…

    supported this bill

    Fisheries & wildlife$12,341
    $12,341

    79 Organizations Supported and 12 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013: H.R. 2642: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013

    79 organizations supported this bill

    AARP
    Allyson Funk & (2014, January 29). AARP Urges Support of Farm Bill Conference Agreement. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from AARP.
    Advanced Biofuels Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Alliance for Global Food Security
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Bankers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    Tracy Taylor Grondine and Mace Thornton (2014, January 28). Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Urging Passage of Farm Bill. Retrieved January 29, 2014, from AFBF.
    American Farmland Trust
    Andrew McElwaine and Jeremy Peters (2014, January 28). American Farmland Trust Calls on Congress to Pass the New Farm Bill. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from AFT.
    American Forest Foundation
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Mushroom Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Nursery & Landscape Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Pistachio Growers
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    American Soybean Association
    ASA (2014, January 27). Soybean Farmers Support Farm Bill Conference Report, Urge House and Senate to Vote “Yes”. Retrieved January 29, 2014, from ASA.
    American Sugar Alliance
    Phillip Hayes (2014, January 28). Sugar Producers Cheer Farm Bill Conference Report, Urge Passage. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from ASA.
    American Sugarbeet Growers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Association of Equipment Manufacturers
    AEM (2014, February 4). Equipment Manufacturers Applaud Passage of Farm Bill. Sacramento Bee. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/04/6128069/equipment-manufacturers-applaud.html.
    Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
    AFWA (2014, January 28). Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Regarding the Farm Bill Conference Agreement . Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Fish and Wildlife.
    Biotechnology Industry Organization
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Blue Diamond Growers
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Catfish Farmers of America
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Cherry Marketing Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Cotton Warehouse Association of America
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Crop Insurance Professionals Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Dairy Farmers of America
    John Wilson (2014, January 28). Statement: Farm Bill Moves Forward With Compromise on Dairy Policy. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from DFA.
    Ducks Unlimited
    Heather Stegner (2014, January 29). 2014 Farm Bill passes the House. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Ducks Unlimited.
    Federal Forest Resource Coalition
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Grocery Manufacturers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Humane Society of the United States
    Humane Society (2014, January 27). Finish the Job on the Farm Bill. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from The Humane Society of the United States.
    Independent Community Bankers of America
    Aleis Stokes and Jessica Wallace (2014, January 29). ICBA Pleased House Passes New Farm Bill. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from ICBA.
    Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
    IIBAA (2014, January 29). Big “I” Applauds House Passage of Five-Year Farm Bill. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from IIBAA.
    International Dairy Foods Association
    Peggy Armstrong (2014, January 27). IDFA Commends Farm Bill Conferees for Reaching Compromise on Historic Reform of U.S. Dairy Policies. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from IDFA.
    Irrigation Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Land O'Lakes
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Land Trust Alliance
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Leafy Greens Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Association of Conservation Districts
    NACD (2014, January 27). NACD Praises Farm Bill Conference Report. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from NACD.
    National Association of Counties
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Association of State Foresters
    Genevieve O’Sullivan (2014, January 29). Farm Bill Conference Report passed by House Supports Healthy Forests. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from State Foresters.
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Berry Crops Initiative
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Corn Growers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Farmers Union
    Derrick Cain (2014, January 27). Farm Bill has Finally Arrived in Congress. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/Farm-bill-agreement-has-finally-arrived-in-Congress-01272014.asp.
    National Grain and Feed Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Grape and Wine Initiative
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Milk Producers Federation
    Jim Mulhern (2014, January 27). NMPF Statement on Completion of the Farm Bill Dairy Title. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from NMPF.
    National Onion Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Peach Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Potato Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Watermelon Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Wild Turkey Federation
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    National Wildlife Federation
    Lara Bryant (2014, January 28). 5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from NWF.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Nature Conservancy
    Mark R. Tercek and Martin Barbre (2014, January 28). Farm Bill Gets it Right on Conservation. The Hill. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/196723-farm-bill-gets-it-right-on-conservation.
    Ocean Spray Cranberries
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Organic Trade Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Peerbolt Crop Management
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Pheasants Forever
    Rehan Nana (2014, January 28). ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Pass the Farm Bill Now. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from Quail Forever.
    Produce Marketing Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Quail Forever
    Rehan Nana (2014, January 28). ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Pass the Farm Bill Now. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from Quail Forever.
    Society of American Florists
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Sunkist Growers
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Titan Farms
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Trust for America's Health
    Trust for America's Health (2014, January 29). TFAH's Statement on the Conference Agreement on the Farm Bill. Sacramento Bee. Retrieved January 29, 2014, from http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/29/6111540/tfahs-statement-on-the-conference.html.
    U.S. Beet Sugar Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    U.S. Cattlemen's Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    U.S. Rice Producers Association
    Dwight Roberts (2014, January 28). Rice Producers Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee Leaders. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from USRPA.
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    United Fresh Produce Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    United Nations World Food Program
    Steve Taravella (2014, January 28). WFP Applauds U.S. Farm Bill Agreement. Retrieved January 30, 2014, from WFP.
    United Potato Growers of America
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    USA Rice Federation
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Welch's
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Western Growers
    Western Growers (2014, January 28). Congress to Vote on Farm Bill This Week: Action Needed. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from Western Growers.
    Wild Blueberry Commission
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Wine Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    WineAmerica
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.
    Winegrape Growers of America
    undersigned organizations (2014, January 29). Groups Supporting Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Office of Congressman Garamendi.

    12 organizations opposed this bill

    American Conservative Union
    Larry Hart (2014, January 28). ACU Letter to U.S. Representatives Opposing H.R. 2642, The Farm Bill. Retrieved January 29, 2014, from Conservative.org.
    American Meat Institute
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 29, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.
    Club for Growth
    Eric Beech (2014, January 28). House, Senate Leaders See Swift Passage of US Farm Bill. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-agriculture-farmbill-20140127_1_farm-bill-food-stamps-farm-subsidies.
    Coalition for Sugar Reform
    Jennifer Cummings (2014, January 28). Farm Bill Conference Report Leaves Congress with Unfinished Business on Sugar Subsidies . Retrieved February 3, 2014, from Sugar Reform.
    Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
    Leslie K. Paige (2014, January 28). CCAGW on Farm Bill: It’s a Dung Deal!. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from CCAGW.
    Environmental Working Group
    Scott Faber (2014, January 31). Top Six Reasons EWG Opposes the Farm Bill. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from EWG.
    Heritage Action for America
    Eric Beech (2014, January 28). House, Senate Leaders See Swift Passage of US Farm Bill. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-agriculture-farmbill-20140127_1_farm-bill-food-stamps-farm-subsidies.
    National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.
    National Chicken Council
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.
    National Pork Producers Council
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.
    National Turkey Federation
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.
    North American Meat Association
    Feedstuffs (2014, January 27). UPDATED: Meat Groups 'Actively Oppose' Farm Bill. Feedstuffs. Retrieved January 28, 2014, from http://feedstuffs.com/story-meat-groups-actively-oppose-farm-bill-45-107902.

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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0No
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0No
    Max BaucusDMT$0$0Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$0$0Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0No
    Roy BluntRMO$0$0Yes
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$0No
    John BoozmanRAR$4,873$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0No
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$0No
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0No
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0No
    John CornynRTX$0$0No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Ted CruzRTX$0$0No
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$0$0Yes
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0No
    Al FrankenDMN$0$0Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$0No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$0$0No
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0Yes
    John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$0Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
    Tim KaineDVA$0$0Yes
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$0$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0Yes
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0No
    John McCainRAZ$0$0No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0No
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$0No
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,268$0Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0No
    Rob PortmanROH$0$0Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0No
    Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$1,200$0No
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$0$0No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0No
    Mark UdallDCO$0$0Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$0No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$310,137$34,433Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$360,818$164,911No
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$221,790$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$251,850$29,450No
    Max BaucusDMT$565,606$9,500Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$228,981$0Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$471,519$26,500Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$181,198$500No
    Roy BluntRMO$1,080,001$251,286Yes
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$424,125$3,500No
    John BoozmanRAR$242,473$125,795Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$320,120$3,500Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$501,204$3,250Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$669,560$96,700No
    Maria CantwellDWA$181,085$6,800Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$261,596$3,500Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$430,252$10,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$469,330$4,500No
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$878,287$514,548Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$314,950$101,000Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$174,075$125,743No
    William Thad CochranRMS$653,410$65,900Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$337,137$56,783No
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$375,152$10,000Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$802,218$50,930No
    John CornynRTX$894,428$236,116No
    Mike CrapoRID$524,487$7,950Yes
    Ted CruzRTX$464,274$1,274,889No
    Joe DonnellyDIN$443,549$10,000Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$327,714$7,000Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$277,635$7,250Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$626,999$11,500Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$400,556$124,887Yes
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$423,686$1,200,433No
    Al FrankenDMN$270,800$1,850Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,275,474$11,500No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$540,247$55,338Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$584,852$74,300No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$651,482$31,300Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$175,735$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$682,681$57,500Yes
    Martin HeinrichDNM$178,284$500Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$235,571$5,000Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$538,966$142,672No
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$186,994$0Yes
    John HoevenRND$405,267$23,900Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$221,526$106,575No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$474,425$52,900Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$254,050$24,600Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$426,725$240,403No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$373,930$0Yes
    Tim KaineDVA$260,000$8,350Yes
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$133,215$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$695,145$226,924Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$591,059$16,250Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$528,119$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$138,350$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$127,000$101,946No
    Carl LevinDMI$14,250$0Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$345,100$9,000Yes
    Ed MarkeyDMA$392,863$0No
    John McCainRAZ$231,739$225,423No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$452,533$3,750Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,676,615$387,588Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$486,275$2,000Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$247,244$6,500Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$167,915$10,500Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$782,411$58,150Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$192,773$8,650No
    Chris MurphyDCT$512,583$250No
    Patty MurrayDWA$466,540$4,500Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$599,151$8,000Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$245,724$406,231No
    Rob PortmanROH$1,587,674$237,581Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$450,159$69,650Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$157,150$0No
    Harry ReidDNV$766,332$27,600Yes
    Jim RischRID$304,487$165,599Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$699,682$143,649No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$39,170$0Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$706,439$893,457No
    Bernie SandersIVT$66,835$0Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$131,364$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$875,785$3,000Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$514,775$280,087No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$147,725$26,325No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$270,886$2,000Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$461,303$17,700No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,202,341$48,650Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$677,711$250Yes
    John ThuneRSD$807,548$344,364Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$867,287$1,286,169No
    Mark UdallDCO$346,347$12,000Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$172,245$5,200Yes
    David VitterRLA$448,950$222,825Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$780,550$27,500Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$231,971$3,550No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$115,533$0No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$364,406$91,275Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$568,032$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$10,643,525
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$10,019,622
    Environmental policy$5,118,559
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,683,257
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,294,733
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,881,188
    Forestry & Forest Products$1,816,431
    Livestock$1,804,086
    Alternate energy production & services$1,660,526
    Biotech products & research$1,626,700
    Milk & dairy producers$1,621,732
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,317,368
    Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,206,929
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,119,254
    Insurance$774,914
    Rural electric cooperatives$695,556
    Food wholesalers$605,193
    General business associations$600,273
    Animal feed & health products$554,247
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$548,495
    Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$512,914
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$468,240
    Health & welfare policy$462,965
    Cotton$351,574
    Elderly issues/Social Security$343,535
    Florists & Nursery Services$283,107
    Animal Rights$237,480
    Agriculture$157,680
    Public official (elected or appointed)$45,601
    Human Rights$43,450
    Hunting & wildlife$27,422
    Fisheries & wildlife$12,341
    Municipal & county government organizations$250
    Farm bureaus$0
    Farmers, crop unspecified$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,569,140
    Environmental policy$5,118,559
    Livestock$1,804,086
    Meat processing & products$632,430
    Poultry & eggs$551,765
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,500
    Consumer groups$3,500
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