The government’s current definition of a farmer includes owning land or equipment, and doing at least 1,000 hours of manual labor a year.
Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.
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.
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.
In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.
A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.
"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.
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.
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.