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NACD Has Concerns With Congress’s Budget Proposal

National Association of Conservation District leaders are concerned with the recent federal budget agreement ironed out that would fund federal agencies through the fall of 2015.  NACD President Earl Garber says while he’s glad Congress is working together to solve the budget dilemma, he’s concerned about cuts to conservation and more specifically the imposition of a user fee that will hurt conservation efforts.

Garber also has a problem with where that user fee money goes as it may end up elsewhere in the overall federal budget and not go towards conservation or agriculture.

Garber says it would be easier to accept a user fee if his group could be assured the money would go to some type of conservation program.

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Iowa Senator Calls for Review of JBS Acquisition

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.