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February 11, 2016

 

Obama Budget Would Cut Crop Insurance

The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.

November 23, 2015

 

No Taxpayer Savings In Farm Bill Commodity Payouts

Many farmers are receiving their first government payments under the new Farm Bill enacted last year, and taxpayers are spending more than projected.

April 16, 2015

 

Frank Nyikos’ Container Garden, Seaweed, Marcia Veldman

Marcia Veldman talks about how customers' perceptions of local food have changed over the years. Seaweed in a salad. And, changing the definition of "farmer."

April 1, 2015

 

Some Farmers Warming Up To The Affordable Care Act

Studies done before the ACA’s enactment found that farmers were among the groups least likely to have health insurance.

July 17, 2014

 

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 

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? 

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... 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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? 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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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