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Farm Bill Falls Short of Vital Reform as it Nears Passage

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The farm bill produced by the conference committee last night (January 27) falls short of the reforms needed to create federal food and agricultural policy that can meet the challenges of the 21st century, EWG said in a statement today.

“We are sorely disappointed with the conference committee report,” said Craig Cox, EWG Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  “The bill is seriously flawed and misses an important opportunity to produce agriculture policy that meets the needs of family farmers and the environment and helps families put nutritious food on their tables.”

Read EWG’s full statement, and find out what else this bill would do if it becomes law here.

Table Scraps:

Reuters reports on the expected quick passage of the farm bill through both House and Senate chambers.

Politico writes on both the winners and losers of the newly released farm bill.

Tweet of the Day: @taxpayers #Justthefacts...about corporate subsidies in the FARM BILL  #farmbill

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