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.
A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.
With the election, Sandy and the fiscal cliff getting so much attention, it's easy to forget about the farm bill.
A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.
Food is not a talking point this election season. Christine Barbour speculates why. We visit Creekbend Vineyard, and Chef Daniel Orr makes persimmon pudding.
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.
The House and Senate are at odds over cuts to food stamps, which dominate spending in the farm bill.
Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.
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?
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.
The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.
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.
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.
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.
"The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012" is expected to go up for debate in the Senate in early June.
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.
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.
The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.
No food in sight today. Instead, we follow some Catawba grapes from the vine to the bottle at the Oliver Winery. We'll finish the day with some mulled wine.