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U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say

    Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say
    South Florida will be hit hard if the Congress goes through in cutting $16 billion out the food stamp program -- with a record number of South Floridians continuing to apply to the program to feed their families, social service workers said Monday. The...
  • Attorney Calls For Federal Food Stamp Investigation

    An atttorney for state employees is calling for several federal investigations into Connecticut's controversial emergency food stamp program following Tropical Storm Irene. Rich Rochlin, who represents state employees who are suspected of fraud, is...
  • Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles

    Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles
    The latest study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has some encouraging news — offering signs that years of pollution-fighting efforts are having a positive effect. Now, it remains to be seen whether Congress is paying attention and can refrain...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Corzine 'stunned' that MF Global couldn't find missing funds

     
    As the first former U.S. senator to be subpoenaed by Congress in more than a century, Jon Corzine testified Thursday about the “last chaotic days” of MF Global, the trading firm that declared bankruptcy under his watch. Corzine said he......
  • While Florida use rises, feds crack down on food-stamp fraud

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Floridians rely more than ever on food stamps, federal officials are cracking down on abuses of the aid program across the country to prevent unscrupulous stores and individuals from cheating...