Browsing the "farm bill 2012" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it’s going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what’s on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill’s monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from TakePart.com.

June 13th

The House Version of the 2012 Farm Bill

The House of Representatives is just starting their work on the 2012 Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee has been gathering information and testimony for some time now, but they were waiting to see the Senate version before putting forward their ideas.

May 7th

Crop Insurance in the 2012 Farm Bill

The 980-page Farm Bill of 2012 covers a lot of topics – loans, insurance, conservation, and forestry, just to name a few. One topic that has people talking is crop insurance. When direct payments for farmers (which have gone disproportionately to the wealthiest farmers) were removed from the bill, crop insurance was changed to make up for it. It’s costing more for the taxpayer without improving outcomes.

May 3rd

Farm Bill 2012 – Senate Version

The Farm Bill passed out of Senate committee last week and soon it will come to a vote on the Senate floor. It’s not too late to let your Senators know what you think of the bill. Here’s a summary of some of the things included in the 2012 Farm Bill.

April 30th