United States House Committee on Agriculture

Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program. Beginning in November, a […]

10/30/2013

AP chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969.

House to vote on cutting back on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to line up support in advance of a late-afternoon vote on legislation that would cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, now used […]

09/19/2013

Chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969. (AP Photo)

GOP prepares bill to cut food stamps by 5 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are preparing legislation that would cut food stamps by as much as $4 billion annually in an effort to downsize a program that many conservatives say has become too bloated […]

08/01/2013

(AP Photo)

Rising consumer demands aids organic industry sway

WASHINGTON (AP) — The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand. That’s not going over well with everyone in Congress. […]

05/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Deal will prevent spike in milk prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential doubling of milk prices will be averted as part of the compromise that White House and congressional bargainers reached on wide-ranging legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a leading senator said late Monday.

12/31/2012

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