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Posts tagged Farm Bill

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

Berdo on terraced field

Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

May 23, 2013

 

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Donnelly Urges Passage Of Farm Bill

Senator Joe Donnelly emphasized the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that provides help to the agriculture community while reducing the deficit.

May 18, 2013

 

sunrise over the farmeres market

Marcia Veldman, Rebuiling The Foodshed, Hydroponics

What does it take to run a successful farmers market? Coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market Marcia Veldman gives tips in this week's podcast.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 6, 2013

Let's Talk Farm Bill 

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Dan Imhoff On Farm Bill: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

Dan Imhoff is the author of "Food Fight: Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill." But it's growing food, raising animals that really get him excited.

May 4, 2013

 

grape leaves

Future Of The Farm Bill, Dolmas With Some Local Flare

Author Dan Imhoff says every American who enjoys eating should be concerned about the farm bill. And, Chef Daniel Orr forages for grape leaves, wraps dolmas.

February 2, 2013

Chilly Days 

tomatoes roasting in pizza oven

Heat Up The Oven, Let’s Do Some Roasting

Megan Hutchison of the Local Growers Guild talks about educating aspiring farmers. In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr roasts tomatoes and bacon-wrapped garlic.

February 1, 2013

David V. Goliath 

organic farming

Farm Bill Extension Doesn’t Sit Well With Organic Farmers

Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.

January 12, 2013

Silo Talk 

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Farmers Speak Out About Farm Bill, Changing Food System

We speak with farmers about the extension of the farm bill. Daniel Tucker profiles farmers who are changing the food system. And, two recipes from our archives.

January 11, 2013

 

snowy-farm

Farmers Frustrated By Farm Bill Extension

The final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October, leaving farmers exasperated.

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 29, 2012

Cliffhanger 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Farm Bill: No News Not Necessarily Good News

As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.

December 28, 2012

Who Could Forget? 

The second hand on an analog clock approaches the 12.

2012: The Year In Food News

From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.

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.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

October 20, 2012

Unique 2012 

voting signing

Politics Of Food, Fall At The Winery, Persimmon Pudding

Food is not a talking point this election season. Christine Barbour speculates why. We visit Creekbend Vineyard, and Chef Daniel Orr makes persimmon pudding.

October 18, 2012

Voting Is Delicious 

patriotic-tuna-sandwich

Where’s The Food This Election Season?

Political scientist Christine Barbour talks about food stamps, the recent demise of the farm bill and what she thinks the lack of a food conversation means.

September 21, 2012

Foodie Politics 

SNAP at the store

Food Stamps Dividing Support For Farm Bill

The House and Senate are at odds over cuts to food stamps, which dominate spending in the farm bill.

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