Tagged: Farm Bill

Farm Bill Workshops Planned Across State

Farm Bill Workshops Planned Across State

A series of workshops on the federal Farm Bill will begin Tuesday in Jonesboro and continue through Nov. 20, the Farm Service Agency and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have announced. read more >

Farm Bill Plows Under Direct Payments

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Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining. read more >

Farm Bill Takes Aim at State Animal Welfare Laws

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. read more >

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

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Arkansas' four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation. read more >

House Speaker John Boehner: I'll Support Farm Bill

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House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year. read more >

U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill, Moving Debate to House

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The last time Congress passed a farm bill was five years ago. But on Monday, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to expand farm subsidies and make small cuts to food stamps in a five-year, half-trillion dollar measure. Passage in the House isn't expected to be so easy — or so bipartisan. read more >