Farm Bill

President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.  (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Launching Program To Boost Rural Exports

“Made in Rural America” initiative aims to help American farmers increase their sales to other countries.

02/07/2014

Mitch McConnell speaks during the Congressional dedication of the bust of Winston Churchill on Oct. 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Farm Bill Has Become A Food Stamp Bill’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill, saying the legislation had been overtaken by a too-generous food stamp program that overshadows actual farm policy.

12/09/2013

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Milk Prices Could Rise if Farm Bill Looms

A New Year’s deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill.

12/05/2013

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Report: Milk Could Skyrocket To $8 A Gallon If Farm Bill Not Passed

The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

10/28/2013

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Congress Eyes Milk Prices, Politics in Farm Talks

The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

10/28/2013

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