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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S3337 on Jul 25, 2008

Signature Legislation: allowing critical feeding on Conservation Reserves
Source: Voluntary Modification of CRP (S3337/HR6533)
A BILL to require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out conservation reserve program notice CRP-598, entitled the 'Voluntary Modification of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Contract for Critical Feed Use'.

BACKGROUND: USDA announced that certain acreage enrolled in CRP would be available for hay and forage after the ending of the primary nesting season. Beginning June 2, 2008, CRP participants may request to voluntarily modify CRP contracts for critical feed use, such as haying and grazing. The increased demand for commodities and resulting higher prices has impacted the livestock industry.

    Implement conservation reserve program notice CRP-598:
  1. to modify conservation reserve program contracts of producers and operators; and
  2. to allow harvesting or grazing on agricultural lands enrolled in the conservation reserve.


  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves
  • Headline 2: Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves

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Democrats participating in 08-S3337



Republicans participating in 08-S3337

Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Tom Coburn s2oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Mike Conaway s2oTexas Republican 
Michael Crapo s2oID Republican Sr Senator 
Chuck Grassley s2oIA Republican Sr Senator 
Samuel Graves s2oMissouri Republican 
Kenny Hulshof s2oMissouri Republican (Governor 2008) 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s2oOklahoma Republican 
Richard Lugar s2oIN Republican Sr Senator 
Jerry Moran s1iKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Marilyn Musgrave s2oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Randy Neugebauer s2oTexas Republican 
Pat Roberts s1iKS Republican Sr Senator 
Todd Tiahrt s2oKansas Republican (until 2010) 



Independents participating in 08-S3337



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0


















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