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USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face. Full Story

Farm Bill Rejected by House

posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Farm Bill Rejected by House
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. Full Story

Farm Bill Clears Senate

posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Farm Bill Clears Senate
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... Full Story

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee
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. Full Story

Farm Bill Passes Senate

posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Farm Bill Passes Senate
The U.S. Senate approved its version of a 5-year, $500 billion Farm Bill Thursday, cutting agricultural subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion per year. Full Story

Obama Administration Proposes Cutting Direct Farm Payments

posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Obama Administration Proposes Cutting Direct Farm Payments
The Obama Administration proposes eliminating $32 billion in the Department of Agriculture's budget by cutting some farm programs including direct payments to farmers. Full Story

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