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U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Obama touts, signs bipartisan farm bill in trip to Michigan

    EAST LANSING, Mich. – Keen to not let a rare legislative accomplishment go unnoticed, President Obama jetted to an agricultural research hub in Michigan on Friday to sign into law a long-delayed farm bill and tout the importance of rural America...
  • Compromise farm bill on verge of clearing Congress

    WASHINGTON — Key lawmakers from both parties announced a final agreement Monday for a multi-year farm bill, putting Congress on the verge of clearing another long-stalled priority from its to-do list. The proposed compromise, which could come up...
  • Congressional negotiators reach deal on U.S. farm bill

    Congressional negotiators reach deal on U.S. farm bill
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House and Senate negotiators on Monday reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that ends a pricy direct subsidy to farmers while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs, and trims spending on...
  • Farm bill compromise protects California's egg law

    WASHINGTON — California's egg law survived a congressional effort to scramble it as key lawmakers from both parties announced an agreement Monday on a multiyear farm bill. That means beginning next year, all eggs sold in California will have...
  • House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate

    House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives easily approved a new five-year farm bill Wednesday, ending nearly two years of contentious debate over how to cut agriculture subsidies and nutrition programs. The final vote was 251-166. The Senate is...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • Budget cuts won't hit meat inspectors immediately, USDA says

    Although federal budget cuts are scheduled for March 1, it could be months before a threatened shutdown of U.S. meat plants would occur because of a furlough of meat inspectors, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack said work rules...
  • The morality brigade

    The morality brigade
    We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in...
  • Former House Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84

    WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a Washington Democrat who served 15 terms before losing his congressional seat in the 1994 Republican revolution, has died. Foley was 84, according to statement issued by House Speaker John A. Boehner...
  • Which comes first: California's egg rule, or everyone else's?

    WASHINGTON — Congress this year will deal with a host of profound issues: A confrontation over raising the nation's debt limit. Budget battles that will determine whether more cuts are made in government services. And the most ambitious attempt to...