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.
The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."
As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.
The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.
The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.
New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?
The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.
Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.
An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.