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Food and Nutrition
For too long, funding provided by the United States’ most far-reaching food and farm legislation -- the farm bill -- has primarily benefited agri-business and industrial-scale commodity farms that aren’t growing food. Instead, they’re growing ingredients for animal feed, fuel and highly processed food — at a high cost to our nation’s health, environment and rural communities.
A Farm Bill Litmus Test: A simple proposition to test whether the food movement can stand up to Big Ag.
Move Along, Nothing to See Here: EWG looks at how the industrial agriculture lobby dominates the hearing process, leaving little room for good food reformers.
Food and Farm Leaders Plan Congressional Scorecard: Fall 2012 Publication Will Rate Key Votes On Farm Bill, Other Legislation
Six reasons for members of the House Agriculture Committee to reject the farm bill proposed by Reps. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).
Audacity of Scope: The House Agriculture Committee added an amendment by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the farm bill that would severely limit states’ authority to regulate conditions or standards of agricultural production.