The Debate Holding Up the Farm Bill is Simple. Solving It Isn’t.

How the farm safety net feeds Big Ag’s insatiable appetite

Inside the Farm Bill
June 13, 2024

Will Senate Democrats Defend Child Labor Protections in the Farm Bill?

The Senate Republican farm bill framework fails the farms and families of rural America

Inside the Farm Bill
June 3, 2024

Six Takeaways from the GOP’s Farm Bill Draft

Austerity budgets, SNAP cuts, fuzzy math, nostalgia for “Bipartisanship” and more

Inside the Farm Bill
May 16, 2024

Partisan Clash or ‘Grand Bargain’? Dueling Proposals Set the Stage for the Farm Bill’s Uncertain Future

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress appeal for support for their vision of the farm bill, yet a deep impasse looms ahead of an expected May 23 markup in the House

Inside the Farm Bill
April 15, 2024

Conservation Programs Are Popular with Farmers. Why Does the G.O.P. Want to Defund Them?

Republicans are targeting Inflation Reduction Act climate funding that mostly benefits red state farmers

Inside the Farm Bill
January 10, 2024

Will Congress Do Its Job and Pass a Farm Bill This Year?

More than a trillion dollars are at stake for vital food, farm, conservation and rural development spending programs in 2024

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