Farm Bill: Crop Insurance DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “Larger farmers would have to pay higher crop-insurance premiums under an amendment added to the Senate version of the farm bill on Thursday. “Repeating a provision they introduced last year, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., got [...]
And an aquifer beneath it. Bill Battaglin of the USGS sent this video my way. Good stuff. They even discuss SPARROW modeling! See more videos at this site. "There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery,...
Who knew that the U.S. Senate could still agree on things? An amendment to the current version of the farm bill caught my eye earlier today, when someone tweeted a link to a Huffington Post entry entitled "Senator Vitter Offers -- and...Show More Summary
On the Senate floor today, Sens. Durbin, Coburn and Stabenow discussed an amendment regarding premium subsidy limits for crop insurance. -kg
During Wednesday’s debate on the Farm Bill, the Senate unanimously agreed to ban certain ex-convicts from receiving food assistance for life. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) claimed his amendment would prevent “murderers, rapists, and pedophiles” from ever receiving food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Show More Summary
On the Senate floor today, Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) countered arguments made by Sen. Feinstein regarding her amendment to the Farm Bill, which deals with crop insurance & tobacco. -kg
On the Senate floor today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) discussed an amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill regarding crop insurance and tobacco. The amendment is cosponsored by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and would eliminate the premium subsidy to purchase crop insurance for tobacco. -kg
The ongoing congressional debate over the Farm Bill has made clear just how eager Republicans are to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps). Despite high unemployment, a Senate committee approved striking $4.1 billion …
On Wednesday the Senate agriculture committee approved a GOP proposal that would amend the farm bill the Senate is considering to ban "convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles" from getting food stamps. On its surface, the idea sounds...Show More Summary
In response to Senator Vitter Passes 'No Food Stamps For Murderers And Rapists' Amendment to Farm Bill: It's great news that murderers, rapists, and pedophiles will join convicted drug felons on the ban list for food stamp cards. Follow-up...Show More Summary
Farm Bill- Sugar DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “A push in the U.S. Senate to repeal current sugar policies failed again on Wednesday as senators moved ahead with votes on amendments. “Senators seeking to overhaul sugar policies argued in vain that food-processing and confectionary jobs are lost to Canada because [...]
The amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent. Thank God we can all agree that taxpayers shouldn't be forced to feed murderers, rapists, and pedophiles. Vitter’s amendment would prohibit convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from receiving food stamps. Show More Summary
Have you noticed that when it comes to food policy, the U.S. Congress isn't always an unflinching champion of the public interest? Today, you have an opportunity to do something about that.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Il) talked at length today on the Senate floor about an amendment to the Farm Bill which focuses on federal support for the crop insurance program. -kg
With all the farm bill activity in Congress this past week, our latest ZimmPoll asked “What’s your opinion of committee farm bill?” From the results, most think it’s better than nothing. Our poll results: 18% said Better Than Nothing and … Continue reading ?
In today's Senate debate on the farm bill, Senator David Vitter offered -- and Senate Democrats accepted -- an amendment that would increase hardship and...
On the Senate floor today, Sens. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Sen. Ag. Comm. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) disscused an amendment to the Farm Bill regarding the SNAP program. -kg
Today on the Senate floor, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) discussed an amendment to the Farm Bill regarding the SNAP program. -kg
I know the mere words “farm bill” are enough to put any sane person into a coma, but what’s happening in Congress can be quite entertaining if you don’t care what happens. For example, the bill is so big and covers so much territory that just about every legislator introduces amendments (these are tracked by [...]
Sallie James Seeking to draw attention to their…uh…“plight,” the U.S. sugar lobby took to Congress this week to protect their interests and defend against an amendment to the Senate farm bill that would roll back the wasteful and corrupt U.S. Show More Summary