Farm Bill

New England News
5:16 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses

On Friday, MCLA Pres. Mary Grant gave U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) a tour of the college's Center for Science and Innovation, which opened in the fall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal was on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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, which opened last fall.

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New England News
4:05 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Farm Interests Relieved Farm Bill Passed

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    A Farm Bill compromise is finally in sight.

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.

New England News
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Federal Farm Bill And State Agricultural Priorities Discussed By Farm Advocates

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The New York Farm Bureau outlined its state priorities and discussed the just-passed federal Farm Bill during a conference call this morning.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

    The Farm Bill still has to be completed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the agriculture industry in his district is waiting.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

1/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SOTU
Farm Bill
Abortion Vote
Syria Talks
Data Requests

New England News
9:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.  The new Farm Bill was expected to receive a final vote shortly after Congress returned to session, but negotiations have stalled.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    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.

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The White House Rural Council has released a report that outlines the need for Congressional passage of the Farm Bill.

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New York News
3:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Expiration Worries New York's Farmers

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While the focus has been on the partial federal government shut down, another important piece of legislation, the federal Farm Bill, has also expired.  New York’s lead lobbyist for farmers is in Washington meeting with congressional representatives and their staffs trying to figure out what to do next.

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