Articles Tagged 'farm bill'
House sends farm bill to Trump without food stamp work requirements
The House on Wednesday passed a $867 billion farm bill without any Republican language that would have expanded work requirements for food stamp recipients.
The… READ MORE
Catfish oversight, weather radios and a Christmas tree tax: Meet the pork-filled $956 BILLION Farm Bill
The federal government pays for a $15 million ‘wool trust fund,’ runs a $170 million program to protect catfish growers from overseas competition, sets aside… READ MORE
Farm Bill Squeaks By in Win for GOP Leaders
House GOP leaders took a big gamble Thursday in bringing a farm bill without food stamps to the floor, and it paid off â€” just barely.
The House passed the bill 216-208, inching across a 213-vote threshold without a single Democrat supporting the measure.
Twelve Republicans voted against the measure: Justin Amash of Michigan, Paul Cook of California, Ron DeSantis… READ MORE
With farm bill defeat, Americans on hook for $147M a year to Brazilian cotton farmers
WASHINGTON â€“ American taxpayers remain on the hook for millions of dollars to pay off Brazilian cotton farmers — one of the more bizarre, and… READ MORE
Vilsack sounds alarm on farm bill
While much of the nation is transfixed by the tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in if the nation goes over the fiscal… READ MORE
Congress delays farm bill as drought spreads
ByÂ DAVID ROGERSÂ | Politico
To understand how far this Congress will go to kick the proverbial can down the road, consider the farm bill â€” yes, the farm bill.
In the midst of a severe drought, the House Republican leaders are proposing to walk away from farm states and decades of precedent by not calling up the new five-year