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Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

Farm Bill Progress Amid Challenges

  • November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013   House Agricultural Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN) said that the conference is making progress toward...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

“Food Stamp Cliff” Nearing, SNAP Cuts on Nov. 1

  • October 29, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013   The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “food stamps,” will be cut at the...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

WIC Funding Cut Off by Government Shutdown

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   Almost 9 million low-income mothers and children receiving benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

House Approves Nutrition Bill to Cut $40 Billion from SNAP

  • September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013   The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the nutrition bill that would cut about $40 billion...

Sen. Stabenow to Address House Nutrition Bill

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013 Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will deliver remarks today on the...

House Nutrition Bill Introduced, CBO Releases Cost Estimate

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17, 2013   H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, was introduced in the U.S....

Frank Lucas: Opposes Farm Bill Extension, Says “Bigger Ideas” Needed

  • September 13, 2013

Posted September 13, 2013   House Agricultural Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) voiced his opposition to a two-year extension of the...

House Will Likely Vote on SNAP Cuts Next Week

  • September 12, 2013

Posted September 12, 2013   The House of Representatives will likely vote next week on a bill to cut $40 billion...

Report: USDA Overpaid Farmers by $20.3 Million

  • September 5, 2013

Posted September 5, 2013   According to a report released by USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), USDA made 239 “high-dollar”...

FNS Publishes Final Rule Revising the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

  • August 30, 2013

Posted August 30, 2013 The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a final rule revising the Food Distribution Program on...

Senate Majority Leader Reid: Temporary Extension of Farm Bill Not Going To Happen

  • June 24, 2013

Posted:  June 24, 2013 In the wake of last week’s stunning rejection of the farm bill in the U.S. House of...

Senate Ag Committee to Mark-Up 2013 Farm Bill on May 14

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...

Farm Bill Passed by House Agriculture Committee

  • July 12, 2012

The New York Times reports that the House Agriculture Committee voted to pass its version of a new farm bill that...

House Agriculture Committee Calls for Bigger SNAP Cuts

  • July 10, 2012

The Washington Post reports the House Agriculture Committee unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce...

Senators Call for Senate Floor Farm Bill Debate

On May 15, fourty-four U.S. Senators signed and delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Republican...