S. 1427 - Farming Flexibility Act of 2011

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to authorize producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on the base acres of the farm. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Farming Flexibility Act of 2011

S. 1427 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to authorize producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on the base acres of the farm. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to authorize producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on the base acres of the farm.
Other Titles
  • Farming Flexibility Act of 2011
Sponsor
Richard G. Lugar
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Fruit and vegetables
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Major Actions
Introduced7/27/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/27/2011
7/27/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $44,400 Against $28,000
  2. March - April 2007 For $100,000 Against $42,800
  3. May - June 2007 For $87,399 Against $40,100
  4. July - August 2007 For $44,150 Against $2,000
  5. September - October 2007 For $45,500 Against $20,550
  6. November - December 2007 For $158,700 Against $16,500
  7. January - February 2008 For $77,400 Against $7,300
  8. March - April 2008 For $101,445 Against $59,150
  9. May - June 2008 For $93,450 Against $6,500
  10. July - August 2008 For $141,550 Against $500
  11. September - October 2008 For $236,053 Against $27,500
  12. November - December 2008 For $92,050 Against $12,000
  13. January - February 2009 For $47,250 Against $6,800
  14. March - April 2009 For $83,050 Against $34,900
  15. May - June 2009 For $119,150 Against $12,500
  16. July - August 2009 For $82,500 Against $14,900
  17. September - October 2009 For $97,400 Against $26,000
  18. November - December 2009 For $129,199 Against $25,500
  19. January - February 2010 For $77,634 Against $1,500
  20. March - April 2010 For $215,422 Against $32,650
  21. May - June 2010 For $234,270 Against $26,450
  22. July - August 2010 For $189,178 Against $16,100
  23. September - October 2010 For $435,344 Against $11,550
  24. November - December 2010 For $30,400 Against $2,000
  25. January - February 2011 For $43,040 Against $14,650
  26. March - April 2011 For $132,100 Against $18,500
  27. May - June 2011 For $126,675 Against $1,250
  28. July - August 2011 For $45,500 Against $20,050
  29. September - October 2011 For $97,150 Against $48,750
  30. November - December 2011 For $100,877 Against $21,050
  31. January - February 2012 For $69,834 Against $-3,500
  32. March - April 2012 For $140,559 Against $14,600
  33. May - June 2012 For $102,097 Against $10,150
  34. July - August 2012 For $110,646 Against $17,250
  35. September - October 2012 For $185,100 Against $45,450
  36. November - December 2012 For $19,900 Against $5,600

Votes

    4 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Farming Flexibility Act of 2011

    4 organizations supported this bill

    Agricultural Leaders Of Michigan
    Agricultural Leaders of Michigan (2011, September 2). Agricultural Leaders of Michigan Urge Congress to Support Farm Flexibility Plan would save tax dollars, and help build rural economies. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from Agricultural Leaders of Michigan.
    American Frozen Food Institute
    Naasz, Kraig R. (2012, May 8). Testimony of Kraig R. Naasz, President & CEO, American Frozen Food Institute, Before the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.
    American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition
    Abbett, Glenn (2011, July 28). ‡•‹‘Testimony of Glenn Abbett ‘Hearing To Review Domestic Policies Affecting The Specialty Crop Industry. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
    Michigan Agri-business Association
    Agricultural Leaders of Michigan (2011, September 2). Agricultural Leaders of Michigan Urge Congress to Support Farm Flexibility Plan would save tax dollars, and help build rural economies. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from Agricultural Leaders of Michigan.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    United Fresh Produce Association
    Wingard, Charles (2011, July 28). Prepared Statement by Charles Wingard, Opportunities for Specialty Crops and Organics in the Farm Bill. Retrieved August 15, 2012, from Committee on Agriculture, United States Senate.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,771$2,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$26,750$4,800
    John BarrassoRWY$17,250$1,050
    Max BaucusDMT$51,500$0
    Mark BegichDAK$1,500$5,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$7,950$14,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$5,500$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$1,000
    Roy BluntRMO$134,962$6,750
    John BoozmanRAR$27,900$2,900
    Barbara BoxerDCA$45,300$17,800
    Scott P. BrownRMA$100,483$13,150
    Sherrod BrownDOH$37,050$14,800
    Richard BurrRNC$79,512$24,750
    Maria CantwellDWA$2,750$10,250
    Ben CardinDMD$4,000$7,500
    Tom CarperDDE$19,475$12,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$39,400$20,750
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$226,844$18,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$55,350$0
    Tom CoburnROK$4,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$20,894$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$48,138$3,500
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,450$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$87,800$0
    John CornynRTX$45,544$10,200
    Mike CrapoRID$39,735$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$21,135$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$41,700$25,000
    Mike EnziRWY$28,394$1,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$199,041$20,600
    Al FrankenDMN$16,800$8,100
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$73,535$19,400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,538$6,300
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,500$1,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$13,600$1,500
    Tom HarkinDIA$91,885$55,300
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$23,433$3,000
    Dean HellerRNV$24,000$3,900
    John HoevenRND$36,650$3,000
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$4,300$500
    Jim InhofeROK$30,744$5,850
    Dan InouyeDHI$9,550$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$61,550$1,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$101,448$3,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$54,550$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$6,000$7,000
    John F. KerryDMA$3,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$106,635$1,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$117,335$250
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$9,000$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$7,250$5,000
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,000$2,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,100$0
    Mike LeeRUT$5,000$0
    Carl LevinDMI$20,700$9,900
    Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0
    Dick LugarRIN$58,733$-2,950
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$9,500$500
    John McCainRAZ$32,050$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$48,400$16,050
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,391$21,700
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$20,650$50,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,400$11,600
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,265$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$124,049$4,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$14,735$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$59,140$9,600
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,625$12,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$72,006$6,250
    Rand PaulRKY$24,500$1,300
    Rob PortmanROH$120,140$1,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$21,700$12,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$0
    Harry ReidDNV$32,435$41,500
    Jim RischRID$32,250$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$122,311$6,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$125,266$1,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$300$9,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$57,135$12,100
    Jeff SessionsRAL$22,197$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,500$4,000
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,500$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$7,333$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$214,596$29,800
    Jon TesterDMT$12,450$5,750
    John ThuneRSD$77,150$5,800
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$94,001$11,200
    Mark UdallDCO$18,850$10,000
    Tom UdallDNM$9,750$2,500
    David VitterRLA$34,100$8,600
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$34,000$3,300
    Jim WebbDVA$2,400$4,100
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$33,183$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$11,700$4,800

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,771$2,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$26,750$4,800
    John BarrassoRWY$17,250$1,050
    Max BaucusDMT$51,500$0
    Mark BegichDAK$1,500$5,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$7,950$14,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$5,500$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$1,000
    Roy BluntRMO$134,962$6,750
    John BoozmanRAR$27,900$2,900
    Barbara BoxerDCA$45,300$17,800
    Scott P. BrownRMA$100,483$13,150
    Sherrod BrownDOH$37,050$14,800
    Richard BurrRNC$79,512$24,750
    Maria CantwellDWA$2,750$10,250
    Ben CardinDMD$4,000$7,500
    Tom CarperDDE$19,475$12,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$39,400$20,750
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$226,844$18,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$55,350$0
    Tom CoburnROK$4,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$20,894$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$48,138$3,500
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,450$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$87,800$0
    John CornynRTX$45,544$10,200
    Mike CrapoRID$39,735$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$21,135$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$41,700$25,000
    Mike EnziRWY$28,394$1,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$199,041$20,600
    Al FrankenDMN$16,800$8,100
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$73,535$19,400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,538$6,300
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,500$1,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$13,600$1,500
    Tom HarkinDIA$91,885$55,300
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$23,433$3,000
    Dean HellerRNV$24,000$3,900
    John HoevenRND$36,650$3,000
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$4,300$500
    Jim InhofeROK$30,744$5,850
    Dan InouyeDHI$9,550$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$61,550$1,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$101,448$3,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$54,550$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$6,000$7,000
    John F. KerryDMA$3,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$106,635$1,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$117,335$250
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$9,000$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$7,250$5,000
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,000$2,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,100$0
    Mike LeeRUT$5,000$0
    Carl LevinDMI$20,700$9,900
    Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0
    Dick LugarRIN$58,733$-2,950
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$9,500$500
    John McCainRAZ$32,050$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$48,400$16,050
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,391$21,700
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$20,650$50,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,400$11,600
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,265$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$124,049$4,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$14,735$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$59,140$9,600
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,625$12,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$72,006$6,250
    Rand PaulRKY$24,500$1,300
    Rob PortmanROH$120,140$1,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$21,700$12,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$0
    Harry ReidDNV$32,435$41,500
    Jim RischRID$32,250$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$122,311$6,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$125,266$1,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$300$9,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$57,135$12,100
    Jeff SessionsRAL$22,197$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,500$4,000
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,500$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$7,333$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$214,596$29,800
    Jon TesterDMT$12,450$5,750
    John ThuneRSD$77,150$5,800
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$94,001$11,200
    Mark UdallDCO$18,850$10,000
    Tom UdallDNM$9,750$2,500
    David VitterRLA$34,100$8,600
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$34,000$3,300
    Jim WebbDVA$2,400$4,100
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$33,183$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$11,700$4,800

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,506,004
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,131,837
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$498,531

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Food wholesalers$687,550
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