How the Farm Bill Could Help Spur a Rural Innovation Renaissance
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.
What Will the New Farm Bill Mean for Key Programs Like SNAP?
After a fierce partisan fight, Congress has reached an agreement on SNAP, forestry, and conservation programs.
Lawmakers Have Reached an Initial Agreement on the Farm Bill
Negotiators are one step closer to a bill funding crucial food assistance and agriculture programs.
The Trump Administration Wants to Roll Back Environmental Protections to Help Fight Fires
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
Behind the Partisan Fight to Eliminate the Country's Largest Conservation Program
With Congress at an impasse, sustainability advocates worry the farm bill could cut funds for conservation and give more to agriculture's biggest polluters.
What Will Happen Now That the Farm Bill Has Expired?
The current farm bill expired on Sunday, putting the debate over key USDA programs that protect public health and the environment on hold.
The House Passed the Farm Bill. That Spells Bad News for Food Stamp Recipients.
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.
Dismantling Misrepresentations of Food Stamp Recipients
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.
Trump's Lack of Regulation May Make Some Farmers Very Rich
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, the Farm Bill, and the Protect Interstate Commerce Act
Steve King's Protect Interstate Commerce Act would undo decades of costly animal welfare improvements across the country.
Voters, Not Lobbyists, Deserve Blame for Our Crappy Farm Policies
A new working paper by two Duke economic policy researchers takes a close look at what influences lawmakers’ farm policy votes.