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Posts tagged Farm Bill

March 23, 2015



Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

March 10, 2015


farmer Matt Russell and chickens

Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

February 18, 2015


Iowa Power Farming show

Farm Payment Projections Growing

Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.

December 23, 2014


The U.S. Capitol building surrounded by scaffolding

Food Fights Heat Up In 2014

Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.

December 12, 2014


Tom Vilsack

At USDA, Vilsack Focused On Rural Development

Vilsack is widely credited with rallying the support that ultimately made the 2014 farm bill one of the few major bipartisan successes in this Congress.

November 22, 2014


Doris Lee: Thanksgiving

Judith Barter, Farm Bill Saving (Or Not), Cranberry Cocktail

A conversation about how food and alcohol have been depicted in American art with Judith Barter. Turkeys on the farm. Cranberry cocktail shake-up.

November 18, 2014



Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today

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.

September 30, 2014


Workers loading boxes of produce onto a palette.

USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

September 18, 2014



Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 


More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

February 8, 2014


farmers market transaction

Shop Like A Chef, Finally Farm Bill, Broccoli Soup

Shopping as a way of connecting with your town. Lawmakers reached a compromise on the farm bill. Uplands Peak rescues farm animals. Broccoli soup for dinner.

February 7, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 


Uneasy Marriage Of Food Stamps And The Farm Bill

Since the earliest farm supports in the 1930s, the link between those who grow food and those who need it has been part of federal agriculture policy.

February 5, 2014

At Long Last 

The U.S. Capitol peeks through a bed of flowers

Farm Bill Clears Last Big Hurdle

After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

tractor in a field

Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

January 28, 2014


Sunlight peeks through the windows of the Capitol rotunda.

Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.

December 27, 2013

Year in Review 

Holiday decorations shine in front of the US Capitol

Big Shame And Small Wins In 2013, Food Policy Watchers Say

Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.

December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 


Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

December 3, 2013

Snip Snap 


Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

Pantry items

Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

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