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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 3:57:11 to 3:59:09
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Sherrod Brown

3:52:54 to 3:57:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

3:56:55 to 3:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: crop insurance has had tremendous growth and success since enactment of the two reform bill which increased premium subsidies to producers and made other program improvements. in my home state of georgia,

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:11 to 3:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: for example, we were not a big user of crop insurance in years' past. in 1994 only 38 percent of eligible acres were insured whereby in 200689% of eligible acres were insured. this is a valuable tool

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:11 to 3:59:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:26 to 3:57:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: that our farmers now have available to them and it saves the taxpayers money by decreasing the amount of annual emergency disaster programs we have to come and ask for relative to agriculture. in the committee-approved

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:39 to 3:57:54( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: bill, over $4.7 billion has been taken out of the crop insurance program to fund other farm bill priorities. these savings were achieved to answer criticisms of the program, some of which were raised by

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:54 to 3:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: senator brown, and are directed to improve operational efficiency. we tried to manage the funding reductions in a way that will not unduly harm the program or the delivery system. mr. president, 21

Saxby Chambliss

3:58:06 to 3:58:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: agriculture organizations have sent a letter opposing the brown amendment and i would ask unanimous consent those letters -- that letter be added to the record. the presiding officer: without objection,

Saxby Chambliss

3:58:17 to 3:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: so ordered. mr. chambliss: these organizations recognize the importance of a solid crop insurance program. in the letter they state that without a crop insurance safety net that is fairly and effectively

Saxby Chambliss

3:58:28 to 3:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: available, many family farms will not be able to rent land and obtain credit to produce a crop. they expressed concern that changes proposed by senator brown will cause unintended harm to the availability

Saxby Chambliss

3:58:41 to 3:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and delivery of this violates farms security program. with that, mr. president, i would urge a vote against the brown amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the presiding officer: the

Saxby Chambliss

3:58:54 to 3:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: senator from ohio. sheb shesh i will not consume all my time but just -- sheb shesh i will --mr. brown: several speakers say the committee made substantial cuts in crop insurance, subsidies from

Sherrod Brown

3:59:09 to 3:59:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the government. that's not quite true. there was a bit of a cut but the cuts were much less than the house of representatives had in their bill. the house made cut h cuts in the share of risk and

Sherrod Brown

3:59:09 to 4:02:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

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