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Greg Martin National Bison Day & Schrader on Farm Bill plus Hunting Safety
by Greg Martin, click here for bio

Program: Northwest Report
Date: November 01, 2013

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National Bison Day & Schrader on Farm Bill plus Hunting Safety. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, National Bison Association, and dozens of bison-friendly businesses and groups around the country are celebrating the second annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on October 29 that officially recognizes National Bison Day for the historical, economic, ecological and cultural contributions of bison across the American landscape.

Congressman Kurt Schrader from Oregon is part of the Farm Bill Conference committee who just met for the first time on Wednesday does not believe there is as great a disparity between the two bill as one might think.

SCHRADER: I'm not sure there is a great disparity except maybe in the nutrition area and I eluded to the fact in my opening remarks the $40-billion dollar isn't real. That's just what they needed to be able to move the thing over to conference with just Republican votes. The real figure I think that came out of the actual House ag committee that was hard fought was $20-billion dollars. Too high in my book and too high for us in the northwest. We're a high hunger area apparently so the real discussion will be where do we end up between 4 and $20-billion dollars.

Now hunting season safety. Rod Bain has the story.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Rod. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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