posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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...
posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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.
posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:43 PM
The House version of the 2013 Farm Bill passes but only after social programs are removed from the legislation.
posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives ended a marathon debate over the Farm Bill, as a $940 billion overhaul of agriculture and food assistance went down in defeat.
posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Speaking before the House Committee on Agriculture this week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack was scheduled to address the state of the rural economy. But the sequester’s across-the-board cuts quickly dominated the testimony. Several USDA programs could...