Farm Bill

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

Credit Melissa Wiese/Flickr

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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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Mixed Reaction from Farm and Food Advocates to Farm Bill Failure

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The failure of the federal Farm Bill has upset members of the agriculture community as uncertainty over the fate of key provisions remains.  The bill also funds nutrition programs, and with deep cuts proposed to the food stamp program, hunger advocates are relieved.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Congressional Colleagues Split Votes on Farm Bill

Vermont Democrat Peter Welch/New York Democrat Bill Owens

The U.S. House defeated the Farm Bill on Thursday afternoon. In our region, two Congressmen who had worked for years to obtain passage of the bill voted on opposite sides.

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Hudson Valley News
1:01 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Two Hudson Valley Congressmen Explain Their Farm Bill Approach

The Farm Bill, which contains the nation’s food stamp program, is slated to be voted upon this week in the House of Representatives. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley say their approach to the bill is for the greater good of agriculture in their region. However, their views do not sit well with many in their parties.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Debate Over Farm Bill Dairy Provisions Continues

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

As Congress reviews the Farm Bill, there remains debate outside the Beltway over some of the dairy provisions.

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