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December 31, 2012

Eleventh-Hour Deal? 

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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


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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? 

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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? 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 


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 

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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.

September 6, 2012

Food Insecurity 

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Food Stamp Usage Reaches Record High

Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.

August 3, 2012

september dread 

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Farm Bill Freak-Out

Congress probably won't pass a new farm bill before the current one expires in September, but they won't renew the current one either. What gives?

July 12, 2012

Legislation On The Move 


House Makes Deep Cuts To SNAP In Their Farm Bill

The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

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Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

June 22, 2012

Bipartisan Support 

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Senate Passes Farm Bill With Cuts To Subsidies, Food Stamps

The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.

June 21, 2012

cooperation makes it happen 

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Farm Bill Update: Bipartisan Effort Ticks Through Amendments

On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

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Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

June 9, 2012

This Week's Podcast 

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Rooftop Gardening, Summer Berries, Breaded Pork Tenderloin

In today's podcast, we have two recipes for Caribbean grilled chicken and a sweet treat with berries. Then we pull weeds in the garden with fourth graders.

May 29, 2012

Finally, A Farm Bill? 

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Farm Bill Officially Introduced In Senate

"The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012" is expected to go up for debate in the Senate in early June.

May 5, 2012

Plant Foods 


Thinking Vegan, Thanking Pollinators

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we present four vegan recipes. And, pollinators are the topic of new research and a volunteer project at the community orchard.

April 27, 2012

big money 

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Senate Farm Bill: Crop Insurance In, Subsidies Out

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.

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