Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.
Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.
A conversation about how food and alcohol have been depicted in American art with Judith Barter. Turkeys on the farm. Cranberry cocktail shake-up.
In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.
Barbecue champion Chris Marks describes what makes a perfectly cooked pork rib, and food writer Lynn Schwartzberg gives tips for how to make that happen.
Even though lots of corn and soybean farmers are taking a beating because of drought, it’s not likely to drive many out of business. Most carry insurance.
The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.
With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.
On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.
Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.
Hot on the heels of the House, the Senate Agriculture Committee has passed a farm bill that promises to save over $23 billion dollars over ten years.
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.