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Fincher’s Farm Bill

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.

That’s because the bill is designed to help farmers like Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), the notorious member of the House Agriculture Committee who cited the Bible to champion cuts to anti-hunger programs while pocketing more than $3.4 million in farm subsidies himself.

Read the full blog here.

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EWG’s Mike Lavender on our recent trip to a Virginia farm to get a first hand look at conservation programs at work.

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@DucksUnlimited At current rate of loss, 50% of remaining native grassland will be lost in only 34 years! Support #2013FarmBill conservation!

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