Farm Bill http://wamc.org en U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses http://wamc.org/post/us-congressman-neal-tours-berkshire-campuses <p><a href="http://neal.house.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Congressman Richard Neal</a> was on the campus of <a href="https://www.mcla.edu/" target="_blank">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Friday. As he often does during district visits, the Democrat taught a government class, spoke to students interested in travel and toured the college’s science center, <a href="http://wamc.org/post/mcla-boasts-new-science-center-first-day-classes" target="_blank">which opened last fall</a>. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:16:13 +0000 Jim Levulis 83441 at http://wamc.org U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses Farm Interests Relieved Farm Bill Passed http://wamc.org/post/farm-interests-relieved-farm-bill-passed <p></p><p></p><p>Congress passed the 2014 Farm Bill last week and President Obama is expected to sign it into law on Friday. While farmers in the region say they did not get all they wanted in the bill, what passed is acceptable. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83326 at http://wamc.org Farm Interests Relieved Farm Bill Passed Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Farm Bill compromise is finally in sight.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that compromise can leave both sides somewhat unhappy. The two spoke Tuesday, one day before the House passed the Farm Bill.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 83549 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens Federal Farm Bill And State Agricultural Priorities Discussed By Farm Advocates http://wamc.org/post/federal-farm-bill-and-state-agricultural-priorities-discussed-farm-advocates <p></p><p> &nbsp;</p><p>The New York Farm Bureau outlined its state priorities and discussed the just-passed federal Farm Bill during a conference call this morning. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82811 at http://wamc.org Federal Farm Bill And State Agricultural Priorities Discussed By Farm Advocates Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-joe-courtney-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Farm Bill still has to be completed.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the agriculture industry in his district is waiting.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 82634 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney 1/29/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/12914-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />SOTU<br />Farm Bill<br />Abortion Vote<br />Syria Talks<br />Data Requests</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82796 at http://wamc.org Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns http://wamc.org/post/continued-lack-congressional-action-farm-bill-raising-concerns <p></p><p></p><p>The Farm Bill sets the nation’s food, nutrition and agriculture policy agenda. It’s generally a five-year bill. The overdue legislation that is being negotiated in Congress expired in 2012 and its provisions have been retained through continuing resolutions.&nbsp; The new Farm Bill was expected to receive a final vote shortly after Congress returned to session, but negotiations have stalled. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81864 at http://wamc.org Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s confident a new Farm Bill will be passed soon.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 81281 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill http://wamc.org/post/report-spells-out-importance-passing-farm-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The White House Rural Council has released a report that outlines the need for Congressional passage of the Farm Bill. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78400 at http://wamc.org Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill Farm Bill Expiration Worries New York's Farmers http://wamc.org/post/farm-bill-expiration-worries-new-yorks-farmers <p></p><p>While the focus has been on the partial federal government shut down, another important piece of legislation, the federal Farm Bill, has also expired. &nbsp;New York&rsquo;s lead lobbyist for farmers is in Washington meeting with congressional representatives and their staffs trying to figure out what to do next. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:50:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 74680 at http://wamc.org Farm Bill Expiration Worries New York's Farmers