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5 Winners and 5 Losers of the Just-Passed Farm Bill - Modern Farmer

5 Winners and 5 Losers of the Just-Passed Farm Bill - Modern Farmer | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
If there is one word to describe the nearly 1000-page bill worth nearly a trillion dollars, it's compromise. No one is entirely happy with the results, but just about everybody is happy to have results.
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The $956 billion farm bill, in one graph

The $956 billion farm bill, in one graph | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
This week, Congress is voting on a farm bill that will set U.S. food policy for the next half-decade. Here's what's in it.
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Farm Bill: Great experiment or dysfunction? - David Rogers

Farm Bill: Great experiment or dysfunction? - David Rogers | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s time to admit that whatever comes out of the great Farm Bill Wars in Congress will be — an experiment.
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How you pay farmers to watch their crop shrivel up and die

How you pay farmers to watch their crop shrivel up and die | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
The federal crop insurance program puts farmers in a real bind. And as climate change intensifies, it's only getting worse.
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A Brief History of the 2012 Farm Bill

A Brief History of the 2012 Farm Bill | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
We get a lot of questions about exactly what went down with the Farm Bill last year.  (Honestly, it was head-spinning confusion even for seasoned policy experts.)  To help shed a little light, here's a play-by-play recap: How the process should work...
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The End of Farm Labor Abundance -- Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy | AGree

The End of Farm Labor Abundance -- Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy | AGree | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
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Sequestration: Farm subsidies on the table - David Rogers

Sequestration: Farm subsidies on the table - David Rogers | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Farm subsidies are back in play as a possible offset in sequester bargaining, this time as a way for Senate Democrats to help forestall automatic spending cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year or into December.
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A bummer crop of subsidies

A bummer crop of subsidies | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Last year was dry, but taxpayers still got soaked by federal largess.
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Why the Government Should Pay Farmers to Plant Cover Crops

Why the Government Should Pay Farmers to Plant Cover Crops | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
This and a few other relatively simple steps could go a long way toward readying America's farmland for climate change.
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Armed to Farm

Armed to Farm | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
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how to invovle younger people in farming and revitalize farm communities

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Roberts to plow ahead on new farm bill

Roberts to plow ahead on new farm bill | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Sen. Pat Roberts promised Kansas farmers Wednesday he would dig his boot heel into formation of a new five-year farm bill covering crop insurance, production incentives and nutrition programs.
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Cochran’s farm bill impact vital

Cochran’s farm bill impact vital | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Fresh from winning selection as the ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee for the 113th Congress, Mississipp
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Drought Lingers, Winter Wheat Crop Withers

Drought Lingers, Winter Wheat Crop Withers | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Last year, wheat prices rose 20 percent. The USDA expects a 25 percent jump this year as drought grips global growing regions.
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House Approves Farm Bill, Ending a 2-Year Impasse

House Approves Farm Bill, Ending a 2-Year Impasse | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
The measure calls for cuts in food stamps, affecting more than 800,000 households, and in some subsidies for farmers.
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United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
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CHARTS: The hidden benefits of food stamps

CHARTS: The hidden benefits of food stamps | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Research shows the much-maligned aid to the poor buys broad economic and public health gains.
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Final 2013 Funding Bill Clears Congress – NSAC

Final 2013 Funding Bill Clears Congress – NSAC | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
On Thursday, March 21, the House of Representatives voted 318-109 to adopt the Senate-passed continuing appropriations resolution, which will fund fed
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Farmers, Others Worried About Crop Insurance Status : Roll Call Policy

Farmers, Others Worried About Crop Insurance Status : Roll Call Policy | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
When Congress overhauled the federal crop insurance system 13 years ago, lawmakers hoped it would reduce the need for rescuing farmers through multibillion-dollar bailouts.
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Senate Dems aim to have sequester bill ready by Thursday - The Hill's On The Money

Senate Dems aim to have sequester bill ready by Thursday - The Hill's On The Money | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Senate Democrats are aiming to produce a bill containing tax increases and spending cuts to replace the looming $85 billion in automatic cuts, known as the sequester, by Thursday, according to a Democratic aide.
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Study: Food stamps aid children

Study: Food stamps aid children | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
An Iowa State University economist hopes a new method to measure how food stamps affect hunger and health will influence Congress this year as lawmakers decide funding for a program used by more than 46 million people.
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Cliff Avoided, but Democracy's Future in Question

Cliff Avoided, but Democracy's Future in Question | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Farm bill advocates spent years preparing to make important changes in the farm bill.
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House GOP shafts rural America, still gets their votes

House GOP shafts rural America, still gets their votes | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
When House Republicans sacrificed the farm bill to the fiscal cliff, they left farmers bereft of crucial reforms. So why does rural America keep voting for them?
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The 2012 Farm Bill (that never was) Year in Review – NSAC

The 2012 Farm Bill (that never was) Year in Review – NSAC | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
Although 2012 ended on a sour note for farmers and ranchers across the country, there were some notable moments to celebrate for the sustainable agric
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The Food Police Lay The Groundwork For A 2013 Food Fight - Forbes

The Food Police Lay The Groundwork For A 2013 Food Fight - Forbes | Farm Bill 2013 | Scoop.it
The food police are increasingly offensive.
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