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#FarmBill Trends on Twitter

Cindy Zimmerman

fb-confPeople actually seemed to be paying attention to the first House Senate Conference Committee meeting on the farm bill Wednesday. #FarmBill was a trending topic on Twitter for awhile during the meeting. There were lots of tweets on the King amendment regarding interstate commerce of agricultural products since HSUS is opposed to it, and also plenty of #SNAP comments. There have also pretty fair number of stories on why the farm bill matters in the mainstream media, creating some hysteria about milk being $9 a gallon if they can’t get a farm bill done.

Here are some of the top tweets during the farm bill conference:
Stabenow kicks off #FarmBill conference: “It’s been a long time in coming, but we are here.”
House Ag. Chairman Lucas “It may take days and weeks… but we can do it. We have to do it.”
@SenatorLeahy says he could show everyone “the scars” of seven farm bill conferences.
Rep. Collin Peterson says conference committee will get a #farmbill done if they are left alone to do their work.
Pat Roberts: “… and the lesser prairie chicken. God bless the lesser prairie chicken.”
Sen. Roberts: “We’re going to lose credibility if we don’t get this #farmbill done. We have to get this bill done.”
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) on farm bill: This has been going on too long. It’s long past time to finish this farm bill.
Sen. Tom Harkin “This is my eighth farm bill I’ve worked on.”
Only in D.C. would #FarmBill be trending. What happened to #whatever?
Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN): “You can’t eat websites.” #farmbill
@ConawayTX11 says on #farmbill “We better not screw up crop insurance.
Rep Schrader calls King Amendment and House GOP nutrition proposals “poison pills” #farmbill
Rep McGovern, D-Mass: “I am willing to be flexible, I am willing to compromise…But I will not support a #farmbill that makes hunger worse”

Listen to a montage here: Farm Bill Conference Quotes

Audio, Farm Bill

Comments 2

  1. Because of the Animal Rights groups continously injecting their agenda into the Farm Bill it makes a difficult bill even more laborious to pass. Ag. Friends.. We are foolish to expect the H$U$ to ever be a co-operative partner in Animal Housbandry practices. As a cockfighter for the past fifty three years I have fought these non-invested stakeholders on every front that I can find to establish a battlefield. The Animal Rights groups shoot for the moon then settle for Wake Island, then come right back and shoot for the moon again while the whole time claiming that I am the un-coporative one. Well yes I am un-coporative as they only wish to take what is important to me and not leave anything in its place except vague statements that state things like perhaps if I was a more gentile person more business would come to my area of the state. What Hogwash. I am a cockfighter and I claim myself to be an invested pardner in agriculture. As a full citizen, born in this country, served 20 years in its Navy, and now a retired business man, I make no excuse for my poultry business and firmly believe that; the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I will not let the H$U$ and its partners drive it’s wedge deeper into my intrest without a bold confrontation. You can find me at 337-363-7597.

    A free man does not have to ask permission…..jimdemoruelle

  2. Because of the Animal Rights groups continously injecting their agenda into the Farm Bill it makes a difficult bill even more laborious to pass. Ag. Friends.. We are foolish to expect the H$U$ to ever be a co-operative partner in Animal Housbandry practices. As a cockfighter for the past fifty three years I have fought these non-invested stakeholders on every front that I can find to establish a battlefield. The Animal Rights groups shoot for the moon then settle for Wake Island, then come right back and shoot for the moon again while the whole time claiming that I am the un-coporative one. Well yes I am un-coporative as they only wish to take what is important to me and not leave anything in its place except vague statements that state things like perhaps if I was a more gentile person more business would come to my area of the state. What Hogwash. I am a cockfighter and I claim myself to be an invested pardner in agriculture. As a full citizen, born in this country, served 20 years in its Navy, and now a retired business man, I make no excuse for my poultry business and firmly believe that; the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I will not let the H$U$ and its partners drive it’s wedge deeper into my intrest without a bold confrontation. You can find me at 337-363-7597.

    A free man does not have to ask permission…..jimdemoruelle

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