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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.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 28, 2014
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The U.S. food-stamp program is set to shrink in the months ahead. The only real question is by how much.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 28, 2013
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One theory is that lobbying explains it all. But new research suggests that lawmakers are actually responding to voter preferences.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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Unlike the Senate farm bill, the House version has no funding whatsoever for food stamps. Here's what could happen next.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 11, 2013
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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.]

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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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.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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