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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...