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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,506,004
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,131,837
Farm organizations & cooperatives$498,531
$4,136,372

opposed this bill

Food wholesalers$687,550
$687,550

Interest groups that supported this bill gave 6.0 times as much as interest groups that opposed this bill

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.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

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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