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Farm Bill 2013

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Taxpayer-Subsidized Farm Bill Billionaires!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

When most people think about farm subsidies, chances are they do not immediately think "massive taxpayer money boondoggle that should be cut from the ...

Miller Rails Against House Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) chastised Republicans in a Monday report over their decision to forfeit nutrition programs, while approving farm subsidi...

Farm Bill Folly: The Real Way the Bill Harms the Poor

Lori Sanders | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Lori Sanders

For a party allegedly dedicated to deficit trimming and reducing wasteful subsidies, the bill passed by House Republicans is an outrage, made exponentially worse by the provision that makes its most egregious programs permanent.

Arthur Delaney

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

Sam Stein

Tom Vilsack To GOP: The '80s Called, They Want Their Attacks On Food Stamps Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Republicans' obsession with cutting food stamps is symptomatic of a 1980s state of mind. "This...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Vows No Bailout For Boehner On Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned Monday that there would be no new bailouts for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) aft...

Embarrassing House Rejection Leaves Few Options

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House's broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy. Farm issues once ...

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-doll...

Major Bill Fails To Pass House

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps an...

Farm Bill Passage May Hinge On Dairy Battle

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Approval of a massive farm bill – and the cost of a gallon of milk – could hinge on...

House Panel Approves Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee has approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. The p...