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Farm Bill Vote

Here's What The House Is Voting On Today

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill th...

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 ...

Big Alliance Goes Down In GOP Failure

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- For decades, country and city interests had come together every few years to pass the farm bill, a measure that provided billions ...

The Farm Bill Deserved to Fail

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Over the years, Farm Bill reauthorizations have systematically taken much of the risk out of farming, with large agribusiness not so much farming the land as farming the federal taxpayer.

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...

Where Is Congress?!

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Congress is playing games with American farmers. And almost no one seems to hear our cry. I believe their neglect of farmers in favor of election year politics demonstrates that it's time to turn some members of Congress out to pasture!

Big Bill Passes Senate

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spendin...

Senate Bill Creates Unlikely Divide

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — For once, it's not Democrats battling Republicans. The five-year farm and food stamps bill now b...

Big Overhaul Clears Senate Hurdle

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A five-year farm and food bill that would revamp the federal safety net for farmers and eliminate direct government payments for id...