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01-SGA6 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on 2002 Farm Bill
  • Whereas, agriculture, which has critical importance in the South not only to our economy, but to our regional and cultural identify and way of life, is facing rapid changes in technology and an increasing global economy; and,
  • Whereas, the cost of government commodity programs has varied in recent years between $5 billion and $26 billion in nominal terms, and removed acreage from production thus reducing the cost effectiveness of the program; and,
  • Whereas, global trade is crucial to the survival of American agriculture, calling for fair application and enforcement of current and future trade agreements to secure a level playing field for exporters of U.S. food and fiber; and,
  • Whereas, agricultural labor shortages, complicated by U.S. federal immigration policy, continue to plague the South, now, therefore, be it
    • Resolved, That the Southern Governors’ Association, with respect to the 2002 farm bill, urges Congress and the Administration to:
    • Make commodity program payments, production agreements, limitations, and quotas, belong to and follow the producer, rather than the landowner — taking care not to violate WTO agreements;
    • Continue Loan Deficiency Payments and marketing assistance loans to protect farmers against price levels below the Marketing Loan rate.
    • Enact agricultural federal tax incentives — reducing local property taxes for small producers in high tax areas — so farmers can continue to farm rather than sell land for other uses as well as other tax provisions for environmental/conservation improvements, agriculture research and donations of commodities to charitable organizations;
    • Work together to ensure fair application of current and future trade agreements that will open the door to new foreign markets;
    • Implement a farm labor system, based on the agreement between Canada and Mexico, which will provide an orderly, efficient way to import farm workers.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Import farm workers from Mexico (Score: 1)

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Democrats participating in 01-SGA6

Roy Barnes s1sGA Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Mike Easley s1sNC Democrat Governor (elected 2000; retired 2008) 
Parris Glendening s1sMD Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Hodges s1sSC00 Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Holden s1sMO Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004) 
Ronnie Musgrove s1sMS Democratic challenger (2008), previously Governor 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Don Siegelman s1sAL Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Wise s1sWest Virginia Democrat 

Republicans participating in 01-SGA6

Jeb Bush s1sFL Republican Governor 
Mike Foster s1sLA Former Republican Governor (1996-2003) 
Jim Gilmore s1sVA Republican Senate Challenger; previously Governor 
Frank Keating s1sOK00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Don Sundquist s1sTN00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 

Independents participating in 01-SGA6

Sila Calderon s1sPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
Mike Huckabee s1oAR Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 
Charles Turnbull s1sVI00 Former Virgin Islands Governor 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 6
Independents: 3

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