5 fast facts about the farm bill, including why you may be eating more sushi
February 5, 2014, 2:43 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Congress finally passed the farm bill and the president is expected to sign it into law. Here are 5 facts, picked out of 956 pages of legislation, to deepen your understand of what's actually in it.
Stephen Colbert tackles eliminating food stamps from Farm Bill
July 19, 2013, 4 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The House of Representatives cut funding for food stamps completely out of their version of the Farm Bill that goes to the Senate next. Colbert, of course, has something to say about that.
'Monsanto Protection Act': Take action to get it repealed
May 21, 2013, 1:56 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Let your representatives know that you want them to support the Merkley Amendment, which would repeal the 'Monsanto Protection Act.'
Weekend reads: How averting the fiscal cliff affected food policy
January 4, 2013, 4 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
We may have avoided plummeting into national financial ruin, but more was at stake than just taxes. How did the legislation that avoided the fiscal cliff affect the politics of food?
Why you shouldn't freak out about the dairy cliff (unless you're a dairy farmer)
December 28, 2012, 2:46 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
If Congress doesn’t pass the new farm bill by Jan. 1, the price of milk could double. Yes, there are reasons to be concerned, but the fear that your child's bones will turn to rubber isn't one of them.
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A once-secret redwoods reserve will soon be open to the public
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Why the 5 freedoms of animal welfare matter
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