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Farm Bill Congress

'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...

Farm Bill Moves Forward With Massive Food Stamp Cuts

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

* Biggest food stamp cuts since 1996 welfare reform law * Bill creates three new types of crop insurance coverage ...

Obama Calls For Action On 'Historic' Disaster

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The worst drought in half a century is slashing U.S. crop and live...

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...

Dismantling the Presidential Public Financing System Piece by Piece (Starting With the Farm Bill)

Craig Holman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Craig Holman

I kid you not: sandwiched between provisions of the 2012 farm bill to provide assistance for peanut farmers and loans for moisture feed grain production, Sen. Tom Coburn is proposing an amendment to ban public financing of the presidential party nominating conventions.