Farm Bill Update – US House moves a step toward the finish line
A quick farm bill 2013 update, for all you policy wonks out there (and busy farmers too!): We broke the news last week that the House had passed a nutrition-title-only bill last week (here’s a good article summarizing how each representative voted), finally following up after passing an everything-but-nutrition farm bill a couple months ago. […]
Farm Bill policy update – One step forward, one step back
It feels like we’re accelerating toward September 30th, the expiration of the current farm bill extension! That date has always been on the long-term horizon, but until recently there’d been hope of real headway on creating a full five-year bill to replace these short-term solutions. Congress is back in home-districts for the month of August, […]
Farmers fight back to protect SNAP – take action now!
Last week, for the first time in 40 years, the House of Representatives passed a farm bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also called SNAP or food stamps). This was an unprecedented move, and came despite the fact that the Senate had already passed a bill that included the nutrition title. Although nutrition programs […]