Farm Bill http://wyso.org en Farm Bill Deal Leaves Some Food Stamp Recipients Out In The Cold http://wyso.org/post/farm-bill-deal-leaves-some-food-stamp-recipients-out-cold <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The House of Representatives passed a compromise farm bill Wednesday, which among other provisions will makes some cuts to food stamps.</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> The deal includes $8.6 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:23:20 +0000 Emily McCord 45224 at http://wyso.org Farm Bill Compromise Expected Soon, But Legislators Still Processing Milk http://wyso.org/post/farm-bill-compromise-expected-soon-legislators-still-processing-milk <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6a81de75-d012-7c77-bdf5-c03f5e5ac3e0"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This week a congressional committee is expected to come out with a compromise on the Farm Bill after months of debate. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:40:07 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45086 at http://wyso.org Farm Bill Left Hanging in Congress http://wyso.org/post/farm-bill-left-hanging-congress <p>Remember the <a href="http://wyso.org/post/senator-portman-speaks-controversial-farm-bill-food-stamp-cuts" target="_blank">Farm Bill</a>? The omnibus law that funds <a href="http://wyso.org/post/changes-food-stamp-program-hit-ohioans" target="_blank">food stamps</a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, crop insurance, and a slew of farm subsidies? At midnight Monday, a nine-month extension of the latest version of that bill expired, which means for the moment, the law reverts to its 1949 version. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:06:42 +0000 Lewis Wallace 40059 at http://wyso.org Farm Bill Left Hanging in Congress Senator Portman Speaks on Controversial Farm Bill, Food Stamp Cuts http://wyso.org/post/senator-portman-speaks-controversial-farm-bill-food-stamp-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Senator Rob Portman met with farmers in the Dayton area Wednesday to talk about the farm bill. The bill, which is up for renewal, subsidizes both agribusiness and food stamps.</p><p>The farmers want a new bill passed soon to protect crop insurance, a federally-subsidized program that helps farmers cope when nature destroys their crops. But Portman recently voted against the Senate version of the omnibus bill.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:26:32 +0000 Lewis Wallace 38748 at http://wyso.org Senator Portman Speaks on Controversial Farm Bill, Food Stamp Cuts U.S. Sen. Portman to Meet with Miami Valley Farmers http://wyso.org/post/us-sen-portman-meet-miami-valley-farmers <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senator Rob Portman will meet with farmers in the Dayton area today to answer questions about the farm bill.</span></p><p>For most farmers, the first concern about the farm bill is making sure there is a farm bill. The bill expires every five years, and the U.S. House and Senate have until October to agree on a new version or extend the old one.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:19:27 +0000 Lewis Wallace 38709 at http://wyso.org