United States Farm Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives will attempt to pass a farm bill Wednesday for the third time in seven months.
Better make that the 2014 farm bill.
American agriculture harvested a bumper decade. Farm income value increased from $275 billion in 2003 to $425 billion for the past three years.
If Congress fails to pass a new Farm Bill by Jan. 1, or at least an extension, U.S. farm policy will revert to a 1949 law. That outdated law would wreak havoc on ag producers and on prices consumers pay.
Congress has been on vacation for more than a week and still will be on vacation for four more weeks.
Nearly nine in 10 rural Americans say the rural and small town way of life is worth fighting for and protecting; but seven in ten worry it is dying. So found a June bipartisan poll of rural voters in Montana and over 20 other Southeastern, Midwestern and Great Plains states commissioned by t…
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he won’t settle for another short-term agriculture spending bill should Congress fail to pass a farm bill by September’s end.
Small wonder that agriculture leaders are dismayed with the split Farm Bill that House Republicans passed.
There’s nothing better than summer in Montana. Sweet Flathead cherries, fresh bread baked with Montana wheat, huckleberries, and bison burgers on the grill. In Montana, we share our bounty.
Farmer Lola Raska knows a tough row to hoe when she sees one, which is why after holding the Senate farm bill to high standards, she is ready to reap whatever House lawmakers can sow.
If Congress was functioning properly, there would be no need to pass a farm bill this year. This major agriculture and nutrition policy legislation should have been updated and reauthorized for five years in 2012. But it wasn’t.
Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.
Consumers must take notice as the draft Farm Bill essentially ignores small farmers and labeling, and makes hungry kids bear the brunt of budgetary cuts.
Montana right now is facing two kinds of disasters: the drought that is changing our physical landscape, and the unwillingness of congressional leadership in the House to act responsibly and immediately on Farm Bill legislation.
Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill Thursday that is $24.7 billion leaner than the current one and no longer pays farmers who don’t plant.
Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.
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