Jan 29, 2014 For almost two decades, farmers have gotten what are called “direct payments” from the government.
Jan 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks polar vortex, the farm bill, and food prices.
Jan 9, 2014 As the negotiations in Congress continue on the massive farm bill, what impact does the government’s price controls of milk really have?
Dec 17, 2013 There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
Jul 8, 2013 In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Jun 13, 2013 A battle is brewing over a California law that requires laying-hens to be given more space in the coop. Other egg-producing states want to override the law’s requirement.
Jun 11, 2013 Tucked into the farm bill is language that would add means testing to the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
May 15, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
May 13, 2013 Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda