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Here are six ways the bill snubs President Trump’s February budget request.
Every federal farm bill is a chance to feed hungry Americans, build healthier diets, support family farmers and reduce farm pollution
A new report from the Environmental Working Group reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is failing to enforce a key farm bill provision, with dire consequences for drinking water in the Midwest.
A new federal farm subsidy program for cotton growers could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
When Trump appears before the Farm Bureau today, he will be not speaking to America’s farmers – he’ll be preaching to his base.
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Once again, Congress is attempting to provide more subsidies to cotton farmers – this time in a bill designed to provide disaster relief to Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.
A new report from the Department of Agriculture confirmed what EWG has been saying for years: Farm subsidies overwhelmingly go to the largest and most successful farm businesses, instead of to struggling family farms that need them the most.
Between 2014 and 2015, three federal farm subsidy programs paid farmers multiple times for the same loss in crop yield or decline in crop price.
Through federal farm programs, American taxpayers are routinely paying thousands of wealthy mega-farms twice for the same "loss," according to a new EWG report.
During the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, the federal government planted 220 million trees to stop the blowing soil that devastated the Great Plains.