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Farm Bill Agreement Would Cut Food Stamps

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near en...

Farm Bill Agreement Could Come Within Days: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval like...

Kate Sheppard

Science Provision Buried In House Farm Bill Could Gum Up Regulatory Work, Critics Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some senators and environmental and public health groups are concerned that a little-noticed provision in the House's version of the far...

Obama Pushes For Bill To Protect 'Vulnerable' Americans

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in a rebuke to proposals by House Republicans for steep cuts in food stamps for the poor, urg...

GOP Congressman Rails Against Conservative Groups: 'I'm Under Attack'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) went after conservative groups in a town hall meeting on Monday, saying he was being assaulted by organizations like the He...

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...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Would Jesus Cut Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million...

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...

As 'Dairy Cliff' Looms, Lawmakers Reach Compromise

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

* Proposal adds year to expired 2008 law; Monday vote possible * Follows rising alarm about potential milk price doubl...

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.

Who Grows Our Food: Margie Pikarsky, Bee Heaven Farm

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"I didn't want poisons on my property. I didn't want to tell my child she couldn't play outside because we'd just sprayed. I didn't want anyone eating anything I knew I wouldn't eat myself."

House Measure Proposes Major Cuts To Popular Programs

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 ...

How 1 State Is Scaling Back Both Hunger And Obesity

Tamara Sandberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Tamara Sandberg

Protecting our children from obesity requires more than increased physical activity and access to healthy food at school. It also compels us to do all we can to be sure they aren't coming home to poorly stocked kitchen cabinets. Childhood obesity and hunger are related and real problems -- and both are also really solvable.

My Year on Food Stamps

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact
Wendy Fontaine

I had worked as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade, interviewing presidential candidates and reality TV stars. I had a college degree and a retirement account. Never once had I thought I would need help with something as basic as buying food for my kid.

Was Corzine Aware Of His Company Misusing Customer Funds?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

(Alexandra Alper and Aruna Viswanatha) - The regulatory arm of CME Group has turned over interviews to the Justice Department that allege former M...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Thank You for Spraying

Ken Cook | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Ken Cook

Eyes widened in a room of executives from companies with annual organic sales in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as Schmidt described how cakes baked with organic sugar and flour don't taste as good as regular cakes.

A New Vision for the 2012 Farm Bill?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, who last year called those who spend money on organic produce "dumb," may become the unlikely champion of a Farm Bill in 2012 that creates opportunities for sustainable farmers.

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...

Shahien Nasiripour

Congressional Committees Quietly Kill Portion Of Derivatives Bill; No One Watching For Systemic Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two congressional committees in charge of drafting legislation to regulate derivatives have quietly killed a provision that would allow the Federal Re...

Big Pork at the Government Trough -- Again

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The public no longer wants a combination of financial bailouts and government deregulation. But Congress and the U.S.D.A. never seem to have gotten the memo when it comes to Big Agribusiness, especially the pork industry.

Wall Street Follies: The Next Act

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It certainly sounded good. Hoping, perhaps, to persuade a dubious public that curbing reckless business practices is indeed a Washington priority, t...

Leon Panetta Right Choice for CIA

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Leon Panetta is a patriot, a veteran, and a consensus builder, and he will lead the CIA forthrightly and in full respect for the law and the Constitution. I frankly cannot think of a better choice.