Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.
Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.
Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.
The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.
The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.
Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.
The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.
After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.
The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.
The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of 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.
Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.
In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.
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.
In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).
Keeping the food supply safe from attack is an utmost priority. However, with no one body in charge of food safety, results are difficult to measure.
An effort to ban BPA in baby beverage containers passed the California Senate Tuesday, but it still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.
Senate-supported tax bill gives 45 cents per gallon subsidies to producers of ethanol-blended gasoline.
The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.