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December 11, 2013

To Be Continued 

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Farm Bill Kicked To Next Year

Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.

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.

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.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

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Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

September 22, 2011

Junk Vs. Fruit 

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An Apple A Day? More Like A Twinkie

A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.

July 30, 2011

The Foodie Bookshelf 

Daniel Tucker And His Book Farm Together Now

Daniel Tucker’s “Farm Together Now” – Fixing The Food System

"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.

June 3, 2011

Farm Subsidies 

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House Votes to Limit Farm Subsidies

A House budget committee voted to change who receives farm subsidies. Now, it's farmers who make $250,000 or less annually, down from $750,000.

May 25, 2011

Supporting Farms 

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Farm Subsidy Program Could Get A Make-Over

President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.

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