posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM
In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Depression, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, grew dramatically. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the rates of participation and spending on...
posted on September 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM
House conservatives have urged major cuts as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has doubled in cost since 2008.
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 June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act.
Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM
Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Senate version of the bill is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $955 billion over the next decade
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM
After passing out of the Senate Agriculture Committee 15-5, the full Senate began floor debate on the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013.
posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate.
posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt...
posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces.
With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a...
posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., signaled her eagerness to pair the two bills saying the farm bill's passage would be "a significant first step in meeting the critical deficit reduction challenges our country must face...
posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM
The 2012 Farm Bill remains stalled in Congress as September 30 deadline looms.
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of urban farmers markets has proliferated across the nation, driven by a demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables.
After 18 years of steady increases, there are now...