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House Releases One-Year Farm Bill Extension

The House has released an expected one-year extension of farm-related programs, in a bill which would also deliver needed relief to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest. But the plan is imperiled by the continuation of direct payments to farmers, which members of both parties oppose.
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House Poised to Stop Progress on Farm Bill

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

The Senate farm bill is likely to pass today. And while I disagree with the cuts to the food stamp program dressed up as fraud prevention, the bill does end the practice of paying farmers not to produce, which in practice was a subs... Read Post

House Game-Playing on Farm Bill, Drought Relief

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

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House Leaders Drop Farm Bill Extension, Will Instead Push Disaster Relief, Leaving Food Programs at Risk

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

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