posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM
The Obama administration sent shockwaves through the Corn Belt late last year when it proposed cutting the federal mandate to blend ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies. The plan has drawn sharp criticism from biofuels supporters who claim the...
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 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 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...