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USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM

The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash. Full Story

Market to Market (March 20, 2015)

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Market to Market (March 20, 2015)
Full Program: Remnants of winter complicate life in the Ohio Valley, while arid conditions fuel wildfires further south. Producers navigate a complex maze of new federal support programs authorized in the Farm Bill. Market analysis with Ted Seifried. Full Story

Market to Market (February 13, 2015)

posted on February 13, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Market to Market (February 13, 2015)
Full Program: Some farmers may see dramatically less money in the cash box this season. Vilsack goes to the Hill as the Farm Bill celebrates its first birthday. Preservationists document the history of the American farm. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story

Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs
Looming deadlines are putting pressure on farmers trying to weigh new commodity support programs included in the latest Farm Bill. And experts say the new guidelines -- including significant departures from direct payments of recent years – can be... Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

Cuts to Food Stamps Will Only Hit Four States

posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. Full Story

Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly... Full Story

Farm Bill Becomes Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farm Bill Becomes Law
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress. Full Story

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)

posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)
Full Program: The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers... Full Story

Farm Bill Clears House Hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Farm Bill Clears House Hurdle
After years of drafts, amendments and delays, the near $1 trillion Farm Bill finally made it through the House of Representatives this week winning bipartisan support. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)

posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)
Full Program: New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill
The Farm Bill entered a phase not seen in years this week, as the gavel fell to open the conference committee. The 41-members come from both chambers and spent most of the initial session delivering prepared remarks about their hopes for the Farm... Full Story

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)

posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)
Full Program: Strong storms dump more than a foot of rain in central Texas. A bipartisan conference committee gets down to business on the Farm Bill. And studies link the use of agrochemicals to serious health issues in Argentina. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story

Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story
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