12/09/13 02:58 PM
(washington.cbslocal.com) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill, saying the legislation had been overtaken by a too-generous food stamp program that overshadows actual...
By Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 02:01 PM
As if Congress hasn't failed enough this year to ingratiate itself with the public, the price of a gallon of milk is at risk of doubling in early 2014 if lawmakers don't pass a long-delayed farm bill by year's end. The 2008 farm bill expired last year without a replacement, though coverage for...
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:50 AM
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
12/05/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies....
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/05/13 11:36 AM
One reason corporate welfare is so hard to kill is the problem of "concentrated benefits and diffuse costs." A subsidy program might irk taxpayers, but how much time and money will taxpayers spend to kill a program that costs them each $20 per year? A lot less than the few lucky beneficiaries...
By Jim Kuhnhenn | 12/05/13 09:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency. The...
By Ashe Schow | 12/04/13 04:55 PM
It is widely known that using an ethanol-blend gasoline can harm vehicle engines, but did you know that it also hurts boat engines, increases the price of food globally and hurts the environment?
11/29/13 01:16 PM
HIGHLAND, Ind. — Some of Indiana's food banks and pantries are seeing more people lining up for meals or baskets of food in response to a drop in federal food stamp benefits. The 2009 economic stimulus effort included a boost in food stamp dollars, but that extra funding ended this...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/29/13 07:54 AM
Congressional lawmakers headed home for Thanksgiving dinner with many of them still dwelling on a farm bill that remains unfinished because of a significant partisan divide that threatens the chances of the bill passing before Congress adjourns in December. "Don't hold your breath," Rep. Frank...
11/25/13 11:47 AM
(online.wsj.com) Lawmakers struggling to hash out a budget deal could find their job easier if Congress pulls off a feat nearly as difficult: passing the first new farm bill since 2008.
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