With the right policy support, sparsely populated areas of the U.S. may be on the brink of becoming the country's next hub for innovation.
After a fierce partisan fight, Congress has reached an agreement on SNAP, forestry, and conservation programs.
Negotiators are one step closer to a bill funding crucial food assistance and agriculture programs.
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
With Congress at an impasse, sustainability advocates worry the farm bill could cut funds for conservation and give more to agriculture's biggest polluters.
The current farm bill expired on Sunday, putting the debate over key USDA programs that protect public health and the environment on hold.
The changes are intended to encourage more SNAP recipients to enter the work force—but research shows that's not a problem in the first place.
An anti-SNAP campaign in Washington, D.C., and proposed legislation to reduce the social safety net are both feeding off well-worn myths around welfare recipients.
If the farm bill isn't renewed, the U.S. government will wind up paying farmers a pretty penny. But renewing the bill conflicts with President Trump's executive order for agency deregulation. What's Congress to do?
Steve King's Protect Interstate Commerce Act would undo decades of costly animal welfare improvements across the country.
A new working paper by two Duke economic policy researchers takes a close look at what influences lawmakers’ farm policy votes.