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March 21, 2013

sequester relief 

Strips of bacon cooling on a wire rack.

Senate Passes Bill To Avert Meat Inspector Furloughs

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.

January 9, 2013

#Underwhelmed 

BPA in milk jugs

Farm Bill Solution Satisfies Nobody

While Congress did manage to pass a nine-month farm bill extension, no one is particularly happy with it.

December 31, 2012

Eleventh-Hour Deal? 

A gallon-sized milk jug full of coins.

Committee Leaders Agree To One-Year Farm Bill Extension

The Agriculture Committees of both chambers have agreed to a one-year farm bill extension, but House leadership is reluctant to bring it to floor.

December 14, 2012

Got Milk? 

A brown cow with both ears tagged sniffs curiously at the camera lens.

Sales Slump And Lack Of Farm Bill Threaten Dairy Industry

A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.

November 26, 2012

Bureaucratic Back-Up 

A large concrete question mark lying on a grass and gravel ground.

The Farm Bill: Where Aren’t We Now?

With the election, Sandy and the fiscal cliff getting so much attention, it's easy to forget about the farm bill.

August 3, 2012

september dread 

A herd of black cattle with orange number tags in their ears.

Farm Bill Freak-Out

Congress probably won't pass a new farm bill before the current one expires in September, but they won't renew the current one either. What gives?

July 12, 2012

Food Stamp Feud 

Close up of a shop window with a sign that says

Farm Bill Debate: How To Trim SNAP

The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

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