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

February 8, 2014

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 — 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 – 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

by DONOVAN SLACK | Politico
December 31, 2012

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

July 23, 2012
By DAVID ROGERS | Politico
To understand how far this Congress will go to kick the proverbial can down the road, consider the farm bill — 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

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