This week, Congress is voting on a farm bill that will set U.S. food policy for the next half-decade. Here's what's in it.
The U.S. food-stamp program is set to shrink in the months ahead. The only real question is by how much.
One theory is that lobbying explains it all. But new research suggests that lawmakers are actually responding to voter preferences.
Unlike the Senate farm bill, the House version has no funding whatsoever for food stamps. Here's what could happen next.
The House took its first real vote in favor of hemp production last week.
The White House is threatening a veto over the bill's cuts to food-stamp programs. [Update: The farm bill got voted down 195-234.]
Rep. Mike Conaway has come up with a novel idea for getting Democrats to support the farm bill: If they don't support it, poor Americans will get less food.