Stories tagged with: Farm Bill

February 7, 2014 - 5:41pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Congress has given its final approval of the five year farm bill and a local farming expert weighs in on the subject.

Executive Director of Muskingum- Morgan Farm Agency, Bill Huston says that the new bill comes with some major changes. Huston says it has altered the way it funds federal food subsidy programs which is around 80 percent of the bill. It also no longer carries certain farming programs.

"One they did away with was the Direct Farm Program Payments there use to be...

July 12, 2013 - 5:47pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2013 Farm Bill this week.

People who are familiar with it will notice major changes in its structure. This is the first time since 1973 that the Food Stamps Programs will not be a part of the bill.

"The urban legislators and the rural legislators worked together and said okay we will give you this for nutrition and well give you that for the farmers, now that we separated it there's no cooperation that's necessary. So I think it...

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