Food stamps dividing support for farm bill

September 10th, 2012

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Congress goes back into session this week, and farm groups are demanding action on a new farm bill. The current law expires at the end of September. But an issue that goes beyond the farm is edging in on the debate.

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What if Congress doesn’t pass a farm bill?

August 14th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Garner, IA – While members of Congress are back in their home states running for re-election, piles of unresolved legislation wait for them back in Washington, including the farm bill.

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Are we regulating local chicken out of business?

December 12th, 2011

By Harvest Public Media

IOWA – In Iowa, poultry growers this year got an unexpected, and unwelcome, surprise right during poultry harvest time – one of Iowa’s three state-inspected poultry plants shut down.

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Changes to school lunches still in the works

December 8th, 2011

By Clay Masters

Lincoln, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing new nutrition guidelines for school meals. However, the overhaul has turned into a shadow of its former self since Congress blocked some of the ambitious proposals.

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