farm bill http://peoriapublicradio.org en Another two-year extension of farm bill expected http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/another-two-year-extension-farm-bill-expected <div>The leader of an agricultural bank says farmers should be prepared for another two year extension of the farm bill. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Stuntz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry Barr, Director of </span>CoBank<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, said even though the Senate passed its version of the bill, and the House passed a stripped down version, he does not expect a long term farm bill to be passed until after the 2014 Midterm elections.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barr said the uncertainty caused by not having a new, long term farm bill &nbsp;hurts farmers.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:56:49 +0000 Scott Stuntz 9832 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Another two-year extension of farm bill expected Debate over whether government should continue supporting sugar growers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/debate-over-whether-government-should-continue-supporting-sugar-growers <div>The average American consumes nearly 40-pounds of refined sugar a year. And behind all those sweet snacks, a stealthy and heated battle is taking place over whether the government should continue to help out sugar growers. Yes, this is a farm bill issue. But as Harvest Public Media's Bill Wheelhouse reports, it’s one that has a very direct impact on consumers’ wallets:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvest Public Media is a group of public broadcast stations in the Midwest covering food and agricultural issues. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:53:03 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 9239 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Debate over whether government should continue supporting sugar growers Davis reacts to Farm Bill’s failure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/davis-reacts-farm-bill-s-failure-0 <p></p><div>Thursday’s failure of the farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives came as a surprise. The measure made significant cuts to the food-stamp program. But it was not enough for some Republicans, and too much for some Democrats.</div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:55:46 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7735 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Davis reacts to Farm Bill’s failure Republican Congressman says differences on food stamp program should be worked out in committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-congressman-says-differences-food-stamp-program-should-be-worked-out-committee <div>Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says President Obama is premature in threatening to veto the House’s version of the farm bill.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House says $2 billion dollars in annual cuts to the food stamp program in the House’s plan goes too far, and will leave some Americans hungry.</span></div><div> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:58:14 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Powers 7581 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican Congressman says differences on food stamp program should be worked out in committee Bustos discusses vote in favor of farm bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-discusses-vote-favor-farm-bill <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was among the lawmakers voting in favor of a five-year farm bill. The measure came out of the House Agriculture Committee, and is now ready for floor consideration.</div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:21:40 +0000 Denise Molina 5719 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos discusses vote in favor of farm bill Work begins on U.S. Farm Bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/work-begins-us-farm-bill <p></p><div>The U.S. House Agriculture Committee began work Wednesday on a five year farm bill. Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis introduced an amendment to give the U.S. Department of Agriculture more say in any changes introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency that affect agriculture.</div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:01:02 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Powers 5685 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Work begins on U.S. Farm Bill