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King Amendment

What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The ultimate deal was far from perfect, but it reflects the growing power of the food movement and it just might hint at the beginnings of a new direction for American agriculture.

The Dangers of King's Farm Bill Amendment

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.

Legal Experts Slam Controversial Farm Bill Amendment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A group of law professors have written to the House and Senate blasting a controversial amendment to the farm bill currently undergoing negotiations. ...

Farm Bill Could Overturn States' Progress In Humane Agriculture

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to fin...

Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.

Dethroning the King Amendment

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Whether one cares about states' rights (as King's own party proclaims), decency toward animals, or laws to prevent fires -- and firefighter deaths -- it seems there's something about the King amendment that's odious to just about everyone.

Unfit for a King Amendment

Jane Velez-Mitchell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jane Velez-Mitchell

The notorious "King amendment" would essentially ban states from having any rules on how agricultural goods sold in the state are produced. Protections for rural communities, animal welfare, and food safety could all be thrown out the window.