farm bill

U.S. Senate Just Passed The Farm Bill. What Does It All Mean?

A numerical look at a bill two years in the making
Feb 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Travis S. on Flickr

The long-stalled Farm Bill passed in the Senate today, less than a week after passing in the House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes hundreds of programs for agriculture, dairy production, conservation, nutrition and international food aid. So, how does it all break down? We take a peek at some of the numbers.

Food News: NYC Mayoral Candidates Debate Food Policy

Plus, Mayor Bloomberg's "nanny state" health policy
Jul 19, 2013 9:01 am

Mayoral candidates take on food policy, the Secretary of Agriculture is disappointed in the House farm bill and Monsanto's mysterious GE wheat is leading to some crazy conspiracy theories. Read more after the jump. 

The Farm Bill Is Back... Again

And now it's double the fun (literally)
Jul 12, 2013 9:01 am

House Republicans propose splitting the farm bill in two and make everyone mad in the process. Could Campbell’s “Chicken & Quinoa” soup be in the works? Who's now more obese than Americans? Find out after the jump.

Food News Déjà Vu: Farm Bill And Soda Ban Make Headlines Again

Last summer's food debates return in force
Jun 14, 2013 9:01 am

The farm bill and New York City's soda ban are back in the news much like before. Plus Amtrak gets a culinary makeover, Philidelphia offers prison food tours and more after the jump.

Summer Now Means The Return Of The Farm Bill

All the food politics news you need to know
May 24, 2013 9:01 am
Sugar Beets

Memorial Day’s fast approach signals the beginning of summer and with it the time for grilling, barbecue and of course — farm bill negotiations. 

Food News: Eat Bugs, Await A Farm Bill

Also, a new study says you can now eat more salt
May 17, 2013 9:01 am

The UN tells the Western world to start eating bugs, Congress tackles the farm bill (again) and a new study justifies our love of salt. Read more after the jump.

Food News: Rent-A-Chicken, Haute Cuisine Goes Vegetarian, Protests At CIA

Plus: fruits & vegetables with the most pesticides
Apr 26, 2013 9:02 am

The week in food politics brings chicken rentals, student protests, good news for vegetarians and the glimpse of a farm bill. And just when you thought it was gone for good, horsemeat may be right in our own backyards. 

A Glimpse Into 2013 Food Politics

GE Salmon, no “dairy cliff," spiked eggplant & more
Jan 4, 2013 10:01 am

2013 could bring "Frakenfish," a new five-year farm bill and a rise in California cottage food operations. See what's in store for food politics in 2013 after the jump.


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