farm bill

  • July 11, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, House representatives voted 216-208 to pass a farm bill that excludes a measure for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. Also, at least 31 people were killed in a series of attacks in Iraq, just a few days since the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s top political news with Jeffrey Brown, including the failure of the farm bill, the progress of immigration reform in the Senate and its prospects in the House, plus President Barack Obama’s speech about nuclear arms in Berlin. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill. The bill would have cut food stamps by $2 billion annually. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has changed his mind and says he will participate in peace talks with the U.S. and the Taliban. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013  

    In other news Monday, car bombers in Iraq killed at least 57 people, the latest in a new wave of Shiite-Sunni violence. Also, the Obama administration could decide this week whether it will send arms to the Syrian rebels. Top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, began meetings to consider the question. Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012  

    U.S. farmers have suffered greatly from drought this year, but the farm bill, promising help, failed to pass Congress before summer recess. In contention: food stamps. Judy Woodruff speaks to Daniel Newhauser of Roll Call about Congress’ unfinished business and whether they’ll make any headway before November elections. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, the defense in the Jerry Sandusky trial made its closing arguments. Hari Sreenivasan talked to Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post for an update. Also, Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned after suffering a seizure while driving in Southern California this month. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011    

    Every five years Congress passes a bundle of legislation related to food and agriculture, the last of which was passed in 2008. The bill allocates hundreds of billions of dollars for everything from crop subsidies and forest protection to nutrition … Continue reading

  • May 15, 2008  

    Amid global concerns over food prices, the Senate approved a $290 billion dollar farm bill Thursday with enough support to overcome a threatened presidential veto. A reporter outlines facets of the bill and its implications for U.S. food and agriculture policy. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2008  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the debate over the benefits of providing cash or crops to recipient nations. He also looks into the growing effects of domestic farm law on world food markets. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2007  

    This week, business giants Wal Mart and Con Agra announced significant donations to the nation’s food pantries in response to a critical shortage of supplies at food banks across the country this holiday season. Elizabeth Brackett reports on what’s being done to help ease the problem. Continue reading

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