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October 31, 2013



Indiana’s Congressional Members Reignite Farm Bill Debate

Indiana Representative Marlin Stutzman and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly will participate in the reignited Farm Bill debate in Congress.

September 20, 2013

Food (No Farm) Bill 


House Passes Bill With Significant Snips To SNAP

The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.

July 23, 2013


Sugar Cubes

Sweet Victory For Big Sugar In Farm Bill

Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.

July 20, 2013



Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

July 12, 2013

Half Empty 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

House Farm Bill Withers Watchdog Hopes

The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.

July 9, 2013

Two's A Crowd 

June 10 Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Bill May Split After House Defeat

Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.

June 26, 2013

Political Meltdown 

The mural on the inside of the U.S. Capitol Building's rotunda

Farm Bill Defeated As Parties Point Fingers

In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.

June 17, 2013


cutting greens in the field

Gardening Stories, Farm Bill Updates, Farming Chefs

When Chef Daniel Marquis isn't cooking at Quay in Chicago, he's growing food on his family farm. Seasoned gardeners share their stories. We forage for cattails!

June 11, 2013

SNAP and Subsidies 

agriculture - field

Farm Bill Passes Senate With Bipartisan Support

The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.

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



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 


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 

three farmers talking

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



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


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.

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