Senators expect wide support for their farm bill, unsure how House will react
A Senate committee tasked with creating agriculture policy passed a new farm bill with a 20-1 vote.
Top Ten Reasons to Reject the House Farm Bill
The draft farm bill passed on April 18, 2018 by the House undermines decades of work by farmers and advocates to advance sustainable agriculture and food systems in the United States. This post lays out the Top 10 reasons to reject the partisan House bill.
Here’s how the House’s Farm Bill would undermine environmental protections
Work requirements for food stamps might be getting lots of attention, but the Farm Bill could hurt the environment too.
What the Failed House Farm Bill Got Wrong About SNAP and Work
The House of Representatives voted down a farm bill last Friday. It was a bill that lived and died by its insistence on subjecting participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) to a slew of unnecessary and misguided work requirements. Had it passed and been sig
What you need to know about the House farm bill
An inside look on the beginning of the 2018 Farm Bill officially rolled out by House Agriculture Committee chairman Mike Conaway.
House votes on $868 billion farm bill Friday; what you should know
The House of Representatives is set to vote on an $868 billion farm bill Friday.
Key Amendment to Farm Bill Fails by Large, Bi-partisan Vote, Paves Way for House's Passage
The sugar program is safe for another year. The leaders of the House Agriculture Committee are speaking again. All is well in farm policy country.
The House just voted down its $940 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it.
The White House is threatening a veto over the bill's cuts to food-stamp programs. [Update: The farm bill got voted down 195-234.]
Top farm bill conferees set to meet after House approves one-month extension
Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet Friday, after the House quickly approved legislation (H.R. 3695) Thursday, by voice vote, to extend the current farm bill through Jan. 31. The bill is considered dead in the water in the Senate.
Why no farm bill?
Other issues dominating Congressional leadership's attention.
Delegation should support Blackfoot stewardship act
On the southern end of the Bob Marshall Complex exists a steep and rugged canyon carved by a fast-flowing river, the North Fork of the Blackfoot. This canyon is a
Texas delegation should support NAFTA update
To undermine this much-needed update to the North American Free Trade Agreement is to undermine Texas
Delegation supports Youngstown’s $10.2M federal grant application
Delegation supports Youngstown’s application for a $10.2 million federal grant
Beware possible effects of House Bill 1388 on corporate farm...
Proponents of weakening our state's current anti-corporate farming law are now using "second cousins" as a foil to do so in House Bill 1388. Our law, which 75 percent of North Dakotans supported at the ballot box in 2016, needs no tweaking or amending.
HOW THEY VOTED: SC's delegation largely supported Obamacare replacement plan
All five of South Carolina's Republican congressmen voted in favor of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Congressional voting record shows.
What does the farm bill extension mean?
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Peterson Says Farm Bill “Is What It Is”
House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson says he’s worried the new farm bill won’t be able to provide adequate benefits to U.S. agriculture. While he admitted to those worries on Monday, he also said, “It is what
Now What Happens with the Farm Bill?
House Ag Chair Michael Conaway and the GOP conference committee members have to decide whether or not they’ll give some ground on some of the biggest sticking points of the farm bill debate in order to get a bill passed this year. Those disputes include conservation, commodity policy, and work requirements for SNAP program recipients. [...]
Noem: Farm bill still a top priority
With a new federal farm bill likely in gridlock until after the midterm elections, South Dakota's lone congressional representative says she is convinced the work will be done before she leaves her U.S. House post.Kristi Noem's fourth term in Congress will be complete in January, regardless of how she...
What The New Farm Bill Means For Energy And The Environment
House and Senate negotiators unveiled a new five-year Farm Bill on Monday, a $956 billion piece of legislation that’s been worked on for the past two years and, if passed, will be in effect for the next five The House is expected to vote on the bill on Wednesday, with the Senate voting sometime after. The bipartisan bill has gained attention from some liberals for its cuts to food stamps — a program that makes up about 79 percent of the Farm Bill’s…