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Boehner Floats Farm Bill Extension

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the farm bill should be extended through January while negotiators work out differences on cuts to...

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

'Let's Get This Done'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. Bu...

What the Farm Bill Really Means

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

What's the problem with the farm lobby? Don't farmers need representation too? Don't farm subsidies help keep the food market stable? Yes and yes. But, American farm policy may be one of the most incoherently developed and rigidly path dependent.

The Republican Insanity of Helping Farmers But Starving Poor People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

How on earth do you stand up for agriculture while simultaneously denying the neediest people the means to obtain the fruits of that agriculture?

Boehner Gives Huge Boost To Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for t...

It's Time for a Better Farm Bill. Now.

Ocean Robbins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Have you noticed that when it comes to food policy, the U.S. Congress isn't always an unflinching champion of the public interest? Today, you have an opportunity to do something about that.

'Shallow Loss' Is a Loser of a Program

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Buried deep inside the $950 billion farm bill soon to come before the House and Senate agriculture committees is a policy proposal that easily ranks among the most misbegotten welfare-for-the-wealthy efforts ever to spring from the banks of the Potomac.

House Moves On Farm Bill

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that no decision has been made on House consideration of a five-year, $500-billion farm an...