EWG

Sign up to receive email updates, action alerts, health tips, promotions to support our work and more from EWG. You can opt-out at any time. [Privacy]

 

Farming

EWG works to build a farm and food system that makes people healthy, keeps working farm and ranch families on the land and improves the environment.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Subsidy reform could provide the path to passage of the farm bill.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Friday, June 21, 2013

During a hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources this week, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) once again declared that “direct payments” would end under the farm bill being considered by the House.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Thursday, June 20, 2013

No one should be surprised that the full House of Representatives thoroughly rejected the bloated and divisive farm bill (H.R. 1947) produced by the Agriculture Committee. Here's why:

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Thursday, June 20, 2013

The House of Representatives faced a clear choice on Thursday afternoon when it came time to vote on the farm bill – formally known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. It’s kind of ironic that “reform” is in the title, since a lack of true reform helped doom the bill.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. --- Scott Faber, EWG’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a federal farm bill. 

Read More
News Release
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Independent lab tests of a sample taken from a tar sands oil spill earlier this year in Arkansas detected several highly toxic chemicals, according to a new report by Environmental Working Group commissioned by clean energy advocate and philanthropist Tom Steyer.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

There’s only one name that suits the farm bill that will be debated on the floor of the House today: Fincher’s Farm Bill.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How many members of Congress receive farm subsidies? If the House adopts an amendment to the farm bill requiring disclosure of subsidy recipients, including those who get crop insurance subsidies, we’ll finally get to know.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An interactive map developed by the Environmental Working Group shows where more than 630 U.S.

Read More
News Release
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On the eve of floor action in the House on the farm bill, a bipartisan gathering of Congressional staff ventured outside the Beltway the other day to visit Terry Ingram’s 220-cow organic dairy farm in Virginia’s Culpepper County.

Read More
Key Issues:
AgMag
Blog Post
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

No one expected the House Agriculture Committee to produce a farm bill that protects taxpayers, supports family farmers, rewards stewards of the land and feeds the hungry.

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Friday, June 14, 2013

A new price guarantee program in the House farm bill could cost nearly $20 billion more than the discredited programs it is designed to replace, a new analysis shows.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Friday, June 14, 2013

The House and Senate versions of the pending farm bill are supposed to save $47 billion by repealing three subsidy programs: direct payments, counter-cyclical payments and the average crop revenue election. But both bills would then use almost three-quarters of those savings – about $35 billion – to fund a suite of new farm income support programs designed to put a higher floor under crop prices or guarantee average revenues from crop sales. Read more, download report (PDF).

Read More
Key Issues:
Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, June 14, 2013

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Environmental Working Group, the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, has established its own “genius” award to honor Chris Campbell, EWG Vice President of Technology, for his two decades of contributions to the public good. 

Read More
News Release
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The bill Rep. Fincher voted to support as a member of the House Agriculture Committee does indeed end direct payments – except for cotton farmers like… Fincher. 

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The budget-busting farm bill headed to the House floor next week is bad news for taxpayers. Here’s why this bill, officially H.R. 1947, shouldn’t pass. 

Read More
AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A bipartisan measure introduced by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., would restore the agreement between farmers and taxpayers that has protected soil, water and wetlands and grasslands since 1985, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release

Pages

Subscribe to Farming