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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders
Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 4 Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, David
Birth Date: 09/08/1941
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Burlington, VT
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Nov. 22, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Urge Rewrite Of Food Safety Rules
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
June 15, 2013 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript - Farm Bill
May 23, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 22, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Continued
May 22, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 21, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Continued
Oct. 9, 2012 Hunger in Vermont and America
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
July 24, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: 2 New REAP Zone Grants To NEK Will Rehab Low-Income Homes And Refit Them For Energy Efficiency Savings
June 21, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act
June 20, 2012 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
June 19, 2012 Senate to Vote on Sanders Amendment on Genetically Engineered Food
June 14, 2012 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed--Resumed
June 12, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont's Harold Howrigan Appointed to the National Dairy Board
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 13, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration
Feb. 17, 2012 Delegation Introduces Bill To Extend Vital Safety Net For Vermont Dairy Farmers
Oct. 20, 2011 Leahy, Collins, Sanders, Snowe, and Others Propose MAPLE Act
July 26, 2011 Sanders And Leahy Promote New Effort to Expand Community Supported Agriculture
July 12, 2011 Shared Sacrifice in Resolving the Budget Deficit
Feb. 3, 2011 Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
Oct. 4, 2010 Vermont Delegation Wins Food Stamp Extension
July 21, 2010 Vermont Delegation Introduces Legislation To Expand the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
July 21, 2010 Release: Vermont Delegation Introduces Legislation to Expand Vermont Historical Park
July 13, 2010 The Burlington Free Press: Vermont Farmers Hope Push For New Pricing Plan Is Gaining Steam
July 12, 2010 Dairy Bill Would Save Family Farms with Stable Prices
July 12, 2010 Release: Dairy Bill Would Save Family Farms with Stable Prices
July 12, 2010 Save Family Farms
June 23, 2010 Letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
June 22, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
June 4, 2010 Release: Sanders: Let 40 Gardens Grow
May 17, 2010 Release: Delegation Urges Vermont Broadband Infrastructure Funding
April 13, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture
April 13, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Dec. 18, 2009 Letter To President Barack Obama
Dec. 18, 2009 Burlington Free Press: Vermont Dairy Farmers on Tap for U.S. Aid
Dec. 17, 2009 Release: Emergency Dairy Payments Approved
Oct. 21, 2009 Release: President Obama Signs Aid for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 8, 2009 Release: Emergency Dairy Aid Approved by Congress
Oct. 1, 2009 Vermont Public Radio: Dairy Farmers Get One-Time Emergency Aid
Sept. 30, 2009 Release: Congressional Conferees Agree On Aid For Dairy Farmers
Sept. 22, 2009 Candy Flavored Cigarettes
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