By Brian Hughes | 02/07/14 03:16 PM
President Obama signed a long-term farm bill in Michigan on Friday, praising the bipartisan legislation as a “good sign” for future dealmaking in Washington. Obama framed the signing of the $100-million-a-year bill as proof that leaders could put aside constant bickering to get big-ticket...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 11:18 AM
Look at that map of western North Carolina. Most of that chunk of the state -- basically, everything in that map but Asheville and a swath running east from Asheville -- is in the 11th Congressional District. The pea-green area is all national forest. The gray-green area is a national...
02/06/14 09:08 AM
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Obama's...
02/06/14 09:06 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of failing taxpayers by supporting a federal farm bill that the Republican challenger condemned as a "massive overreach" by the government. "America is becoming more and more dependent on the government," Bevin said...
By Brian Hughes | 02/05/14 01:55 PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, announcing executive actions to combat climate change, said Wednesday that extreme weather was already harming farmers and livestock producers.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 02/05/14 08:18 AM
It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent President Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.
By Brian Hughes | 02/05/14 06:07 AM
Administration officials Wednesday will announce another executive action to implement President Obama's State of the Union agenda, unveiling the creation of regional “climate hubs” to help agriculture workers respond to severe weather conditions. “On the heels of passage of the farm...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/04/14 05:02 PM
Obama on heralded the Senate vote Tuesday, saying that the farm bill while not “perfect,” would “make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America’s food, but for our nation.”
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 03:49 PM
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
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