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Farm Bill Signed by President

February 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC - On February 7, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. 
The five-year Farm Bill, over 900 pages, addresses many program areas ranging from conservation and nutrition, to crop insurance and energy production from biomass. The new Farm Bill contains more than $16 billion in cuts and budget savings...

Farm Bill Passes House

January 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC - After a delay of two years, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly one trillion dollar five-year compromise Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) with a bipartisan vote of 251-166... (more)

Farm Bill Talks Stumble on Food Stamps

November 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 2013 Farm Bill talks between the U.S House and Senate suffered a setback last week over funding levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly food stamps) and farm subsidies... (more)

House Advances Farm Bill with Major Cuts in SNAP

October 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On September 19, by a vote of 217-210, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the nutrition title of their farm bill (H.R. 3102). Fifteen Republicans and all Democrats voted against the bill. The bill cuts $39 billion over 10 years from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which is about ten times the cuts suggested in the version passed by the Senate earlier. Also, the House version is a three year bill rather than the typical five year farm bill, meaning the agriculture provisions and SNAP would not be negotiated together moving forward... (more)

2013 Farm Bill Fails on House Vote

June 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected the 2013 Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. Democrats mostly opposed the bill, in large part due to deep cuts in the food stamp program. ANLA and coalition colleagues had successfully defended the pest and disease, research, and specialty crop block grant programs most important to our industry... (more

Farm Bill Priorities Advance

May 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.— ANLA, and our partners in the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, are encouraged by the broad bipartisan support for the 2013 Farm Bill, demonstrated by the Agriculture committees of the U.S. Senate and House. Last week both committees passed their respective version of the bill. The Senate passed their version with a 15-5 vote and the House passed theirs with a 36-10 vote... (more)
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