Agriculture

Contact:Leslie Paige 202-467-5334

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

 

Stimulus Bill Raises Questions

As the current version of the stimulus bill awaits a Senate vote and President Obama’s signature, there are still plenty of questions and concerns about whether it will in fact stimulate the economy and create jobs.  As House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) states on his website, “We need a bill that creates jobs....” One would think that this would be the goal, except it’s not always the case with this stimulus package.

The RUS: A Fiscal Ruse

The so-called stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by the President grows government so much it would even make FDR blush.  There are countless expenditures included in the bill that have nothing to do with “fixing” the economy.  One such item is $2.5 billion for broadband deployment through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

USDA Makes $49 Million in Payments to Ineligible Individuals

In October, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled “Federal Farm Programs: USDA Needs to Strengthen Controls to Prevent Payments to Individuals Who Exceed Income Eligibility Limits.”  The report was requested by Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

WATCHDOGS CCAGW AND NTU TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: YOU WANT GOVERNMENT WASTE? WE GOT IT…


For Immediate Release

October 16, 2008
CCAGW Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

NTU Contact: Peter J. Sepp (703) 683-5700

        


Pork Alert: Agriculture/Rural Development/Food and Drug Administration

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2008

Contacts:         Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CAGW Supports Ethanol Mandate Waiver

For Immediate Release Contacts:     Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
June 24, 2008 Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

Corn Ethanol is Not a Panacea

All is not rosy with corn ethanol and other biofuels, according to a February 7 Scientific American online article.  The article reported on the release of two new research studies that show that converting corn to ethanol is leading to increased clearing of the Amazon rainforest and higher costs of food.  Plus, for those who argue that global warming is man-made, the researchers highlighted in the Scientific American article report that corn ethanol production may be making the situation worse.

CCAGW Assails Farm Bill Debacle

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2008

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CCAGW Statement on Farm Bill

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2008

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

Washington, D.C.The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released the following statement from President Tom Schatz regarding the Farm Bill:

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