After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.
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.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.
Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.
The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.
On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.
"The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012" is expected to go up for debate in the Senate in early June.
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.
For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.
We need to educate ourselves about food, nutrition, exercise, and now, more than ever, we need to know where our food comes from.