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July 17, 2014

 

A frozen TV dinner made from cheap ingredients

Americans Spend Less On Food Than Most Countries

Americans spend less on groceries, and tend to have poorer diets.

February 5, 2014

At Long Last 

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Farm Bill Clears Last Big Hurdle

After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

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Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

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.

July 23, 2013

Cloying... 

Sugar Cubes

Sweet Victory For Big Sugar In Farm Bill

Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.

July 12, 2013

Half Empty 

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House Farm Bill Withers Watchdog Hopes

The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.

February 1, 2013

David V. Goliath 

organic farming

Farm Bill Extension Doesn’t Sit Well With Organic Farmers

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.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

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Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

June 21, 2012

cooperation makes it happen 

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Farm Bill Update: Bipartisan Effort Ticks Through Amendments

On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.

May 29, 2012

Finally, A Farm Bill? 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Farm Bill Officially Introduced In Senate

"The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012" is expected to go up for debate in the Senate in early June.

April 27, 2012

big money 

A red tractor parked on a field of dirt that hasn't been planted.  Ominous grey clouds in the background.

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.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

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.

September 1, 2011

food struggles 

A blue road sign reads, "Wrigley, 224 km. Fort Simpson, 446 km." It stands in a pile of ploughed snow against a backdrop of barren trees.

How To Feed Canada’s Arctic, The Land Without Farms Or Roads

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.

March 4, 2010

Know Your Food 

a red barn

Five Reasons To Care About Where Your Food Comes From

We need to educate ourselves about food, nutrition, exercise, and now, more than ever, we need to know where our food comes from.

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