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U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District: Bob Goodlatte (Republican, incumbent)

    U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District: Bob Goodlatte (Republican, incumbent)
    Name: Bob Goodlatte Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District (incumbent) Party: Republican Birthday: September 22, 1952 Official websites: http://goodlatte.house.gov/ and http://bobgoodlatte.com/splash Biography: In 2011 Goodlatte...
  • 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...