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November 18, 2013

The Big Meal 

thanksgiving-meal

Thanksgiving Q&A: Keep Calm And Cook On

We asked our Twitter followers what worries them most about cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Judith Dern of Allrecipes is here to calm our nerves.

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.

March 1, 2013

Money Where Your Mouth Is 

A pile of 50 kg bags of soy-fortified bulgur being prepared for distribution.

Cash Vs. Food? The Foreign Aid Question

Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.

December 5, 2012

Food Stamps 

cory-booker

New Jersey Mayor Takes On Food Stamp Challenge

850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

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.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

A US dollar bill being cut in half by a pair of scissors.

Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 22, 2011

Budget Woes 

Dead end

Farm Bill Progress Comes To A Halt

The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 3, 2011

Farm Subsidies 

Farm Subsidies

House Votes to Limit Farm Subsidies

A House budget committee voted to change who receives farm subsidies. Now, it's farmers who make $250,000 or less annually, down from $750,000.

April 22, 2011

Capitol Hill 

Capitol Building

Federal Budget Just Got A Lot Less Tasty

House Republicans have begun to pass a budget that includes serious cuts to some food-related organizations.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

April 6, 2010

Soda Tax 

Soda fizz

Is The Soda Tax Getting A Second Chance?

Last year, the Obama administration proposed the implementation of a soda tax, but the initiative fell flat. Maybe.

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