Farm Bill

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
New England News
12:15 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Top Welfare Official To Live On Food Stamp Budget

Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz and his wife Kathleen take the challenge of buying a week's groceries on a food stamp budget
Credit WAMC

The man in charge of administering much of the social services system in Massachusetts is trying to live for a week on a food budget equal to what is provided by a federal assistance program.  It is part of a national campaign by anti-hunger groups to highlight the importance of the program at a time when it is threatened with deep cuts.

Read more
Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

  Keeping agriculture healthy is a challenge in the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the House will pass a new Farm Bill this year.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch discusses the Farm Bill with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Hudson Valley News
8:22 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Farm Bill Benefits New York's Hudson Valley

Credit wikipedia commons

WASHINGTON –  The House Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill with the support of Congressmen Christopher Gibson (R- 19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18). The bill contains a number of provisions that will benefit New York's Hudson Valley region.

The bill includes Maloney’s Crop Risk Options Plan (CROP) Act that defends the specialty agriculture economy of the region as well as an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the black dirt region.

Read more
New England News
12:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Farm Bill Moves Out of Committee, Regional Interests Want Floor Vote

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee late Wednesday night approved the Farm Bill, moving it to the full House for consideration.

Read more
North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Vermont U.S. Representative Welch Hopes Farm Bill Will Help Farmers

Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch says he hopes the farm bill will help stabilize milk prices for dairy farmers, include disaster insurance for vegetable growers and promote the use of local fruits and vegetables in school lunches.

Read more

Pages