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Congress Still Playing the Farm Bill Game

The Farm Bill is, once again, entering a critical stretch. As was the case last year, the current law expires at the end of September.  Farmers and others and wondering what happens if the legislation—which sets the rules for crop insurance and food stamps—doesn't go through. 

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Initiative Improves Use of Electronic Food Stamps at Farmers' Markets

Lawmakers tucked an initiative called the Farmersí Market Promotion Program into the 2008 Farm Bill.

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Apples to Twinkies' Farm Bill Subsidies Compared

Comparing apples and oranges might not get you anywhere, but what about apples and Twinkies?

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Where Nothing Can Survive

Every summer, thousands of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico die.

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Earth's Bounty: What Does the Farm Bill Do for the Environment?

Every five years, Congress votes on a US farm appropriations bill.

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Earth's Bounty: The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper

The Splendid Table is American Public Media's Show for People Who Love to Eat.

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