EWG’s Jason Rano examines the “fiscal conservative” members of the House who flip-flopped their votes on final passage of the farm bill- voting against it in June, and in favor the costly “farm only” portion of the bill last week.
An article by Bill Berry for The Cap Times examines the impact heavy rains have had on Midwest’s water quality and agriculture production this spring, using EWG’s research to make the case for conservation compliance.
The House should overwhelmingly reject the terrible “farm-only” farm bill being considered this morning. It’s bad enough that the bill fails to renew programs that help feed more than 47 million Americans, including millions of children, veterans and senior citizens. Here are ten more reasons to reject this bill. It:
House Republicans voted today for a ‘farm only’ farm bill that expands crop insurance subsidies for the most successful farm businesses and fails to renew programs that help feed the nation’s hungriest children.
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.
Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post, using information from EWG’s farm subsidy database, brought more attention to the broken farm subsidy policies and the bait and switch proposed by the House Agriculture Committee.