The final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October, leaving farmers exasperated.
As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.
A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.
850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.
With the election, Sandy and the fiscal cliff getting so much attention, it's easy to forget about the farm bill.
The House and Senate are at odds over cuts to food stamps, which dominate spending in the farm bill.
As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.
The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.
The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.
The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?
The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.
President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.
After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.
In an effort to fight child hunger and obesity, Congress passed a bill that makes the most significant changes to school meal program in 30 years.
Big Ag, a redesigned FDA, and climate change denial: what election results mean for food policy.
The American Meat Institute is opposed to a new bill that would require the USDA to test for six additional strains of E. coli.
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.
A group of food and farm organizations have signed a letter supporting amendments to the Senate food safety bill that would benefit small food producers.
This week has been full of ebbs and flows if you have been following the important climate bill making its way through Congress.