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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

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet
As Congress gets back to the business of governing, rural advocates are hoping a bipartisan conference committee is a sign of progress for legislation that has languished for years. Full Story

Legal Or Not, Industrial Hemp Harvested In Colorado

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Legal Or Not, Industrial Hemp Harvested In Colorado
Farmers bring in a hemp harvest in Colorado. Full Story

Minnesota Senator Confident Farm Bill Passes This Year

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year. Full Story

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty

posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty
Farmers and livestock producers use the Agriculture Department reports to make decisions on everything from which crops to plant to how and when to market their goods. Full Story

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)

posted on September 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)
Full Program: The impact and the aftermath of flooding in the West. Political wrangling continues over the budget, SNAP and the Farm Bill. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit with aquaculture. Market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

Market to Market (September 13, 2013)

posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Market to Market (September 13, 2013)
Full Program: Fire, flood, and drought continue to plague the West. The Secretary makes the Administration’s case for a Farm Bill. USDA finds even more corn and fewer soybeans. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. Full Story
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