Farm Bill

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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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Extension Expires

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

It’s not just the government that shut down today.  Congress has failed to act on the Farm Bill extension, which expired at midnight, and some are concerned that will add to economic uncertainty, especially in the dairy sector.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

8/27/13 - Panel

  WAMC’s Alan Chartock, the Hunger Action Network’s Mark Dunlea and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Kerry on Syria
Debt Ceiling
Farm Bill

Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market Sees Growing EBT Use

A banner indicates that EBT cards are accepted at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.
Credit Hannah Hohenstein-Flack

By 10 on a recent Saturday morning, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market was already busy.  The market partners with SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.  Open Saturdays, the farmers market takes place at the convergence of River and Third Streets in downtown Troy, an area that, like many urban centers, features more convenience stores and eateries than markets.   Shoppers looking for an alternative to otherwise limited options can find organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, locally-produced meat, fish, and dairy, in addition to prepared foods from neighborhood businesses,

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Vermont Congressman Criticizes Split Farm Bill Vote

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The U.S. House on Thursday passed a “farm only” farm bill that removed the major provisions of the bill - its nutrition programs. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says both food and farm security has been compromised.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

7/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics:
Farm Bill
Fillibuster Limit
Debt Collection
Bulger Trial
Student Loan Snag

New York News
10:15 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Farmers Warn of High Milk Prices Without Farm Bill

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Congress' failure to pass a farm bill last week has already resurrected talk of a "dairy cliff," in which milk prices could skyrocket to $6 a gallon.

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