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Senate Proceeding on Dec 12th, 2007 :: 8:43:51 to 8:45:23
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Chuck Grassley

8:38:33 to 8:43:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

8:43:37 to 8:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: chamblis madam president, how much time is remaining on our side? senator senator one and a side? the presiding officer: one and a half minutes. mr. chambliss: the land price has been contributing

Saxby Chambliss

8:43:51 to 8:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: -- in 2002 we were drafting the farm bill, the price of corn was $1.90 a bubble. today the price of corn in iowa is $3.16 and the price of corn in texas is $3.85 a bushel. that is easy to see why

Saxby Chambliss

8:43:51 to 8:45:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

8:44:05 to 8:44:21( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the price of land in the midwest part of the state has increased. it has nothing to do with payment limits and everything it do with crops. by contrast, in the mid-1950's, a bail, a pound of cotton

Saxby Chambliss

8:44:21 to 8:44:37( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: was selling at 55 cents a pound. today, a pound of cotton is selling somewhere in the range of 62 cents a pound -- and it's up. pretty drastic contrast. now, my colleagues have said that it's their position

Saxby Chambliss

8:44:37 to 8:44:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: that farmers simply get too much money and we need to cap payments. it is interesting to note we tried to put a cap on conservation payments. we were stymied from doing that in the committee. nothing

Saxby Chambliss

8:44:55 to 8:45:09( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: that the grassley-dorgan amendment -- there's nothing in the grassley-dorgan amendment to put any payment limit on the conservation payments. and the conservation payments made, i would daresay, are virtually

Saxby Chambliss

8:45:09 to 8:45:23( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: all of the payments that the senator from north kota referred to going to san francisco. i urge my colleagues to vote "no" on this amendment. the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota.

Byron Dorgan

8:45:23 to 8:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: mr. dorgan: how much time remains? the presiding officer: 12 minutes remain. diagnosis dorg my colleague just -- mr. dorgan: my colleague just suggested farmers could be getting too much money. nothing

Byron Dorgan

8:45:23 to 8:57:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Byron Dorgan

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