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Senate Farm Bill

McConnell Farm Bill Vote Creates Political Problems

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have done the popular thing and voted for the farm bill he has opposed in the past, b...

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads To Obama For Signature

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that prov...

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

America's Struggling Families Need a Farm Bill

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Earlier this week I was accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo as we visite...

Senate Passes Half-Trillion Dollar Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice ...

Ryan Grim

Senators Wary Of Hemp In The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The attempt to move industrial hemp legalization through the Senate as part of the farm bill is running into stiff resistance from law e...

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

Senate Panel Approves Massive Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new ...

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...

Dem Senator Takes On Republican's Morality Attack

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y) fired back at a Republican colleague's attack on her effort to stop cuts to food stamps, dismissing Sen. Jeff Sessions...

Michael McAuliff

Senator Makes Emotional Plea To Save Food Aid For Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor Wednesday in an emotional bid to stave off $4.5 billion in cuts to programs that feed t...