posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Looming deadlines are putting pressure on farmers trying to weigh new commodity support programs included in the latest Farm Bill. And experts say the new guidelines -- including significant departures from direct payments of recent years – can be...
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.
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 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 June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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.
posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM
The Obama Administration proposes eliminating $32 billion in the Department of Agriculture's budget by cutting some farm programs including direct payments to farmers.