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Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program is administered by the...
HELICOPTER PATROLS-WEST MICHIGAN After complaints, Grand Rapids copter patrols halt (Information in the following story is from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — State police say they're halting...
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Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut — or roughly a half of 1 percent — to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill. Food stamps now cost almost $80 billion annually and are...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate should cut crop insurance subsidies, the most expensive part of the farm safety net, by $1 billion a year before it passes the new farm bill, the White House said on Monday. The five-year farm bill would...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate Agriculture Committees laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink food aid and alter the way people qualify for it. The two...
WASHINGTON - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said April 25 that she plans to hold a markup of a new farm bill in May, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signaled that he intends to bring it to the Senate floor...
Reuters(Repeats Thursday story with no change to text) * Senate and House panels expected to vote on farm bill next week * Southerners objected to "shallow-loss" revenue program for months * Farm bill would cover crops from 2014-18 By Charles Abbott...
Reuters* House, Senate panels plan to draft farm bill next week * Split on food stamps widens from last year * Food stamps make up largest part of farm bill spending By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Lawmakers are preparing for a second run...
Reuters* Senate and House panels expected to vote on farm bill next week * Southerners objected to "shallow-loss" revenue program for months * Farm bill would cover crops from 2014-18 By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - In a concession to...
For decades, Americans have been told of the evils of importing energy. It sends our money abroad, the argument goes, makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, strengthens our enemies and weakens the economy. Now, though, the tide is turning....
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Congress will begin writing the new, $500 billion U.S. farm law next week, the head of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday, amid calls for deeper cuts in farm subsidies and food stamp spending. The Senate...
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CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Michigan Democrat who chairs the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee will be main speaker for the 78th annual meeting of the Delta Council, a regional group in Mississippi. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is scheduled to speak at 10:...
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