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An Italian government agency began procedures to recoup 179 million euros of European Union agricultural subsidies illicitly received by farmers over the last 10 years, the Italian Audit Court announced on Monday. Investigators found an ''elevated''
Last Thursday, another such honored agreement was tossed aside when the House approved, without a single Democratic vote, a farm bill containing subsidies for farmers, but not a dime for the federal food stamp program. Once more, sensible House
July 11 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver took his rhetorical gifts to the well of the House this morning to urge rejection of a pared-down farm bill. More News House Republicans have decided to split the bill into two parts one part dealing with farm subsidies,
July 9 Congressional dysfunction so easily illustrated by the continuing problems with the farm bill may get worse this week. More News Several media outlets say the Republican leadership in the House has decided to split the agriculture subsidies
Minister pledges 'transparent and fair' system BBC Wales political reporter Hill farmers saw subsidies cut and lost stock to heavy snow Wales' agriculture minister says he wants to create a "transparent and fair" system of farming subsidies.
Give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, Don't fence me in." Famous lines from Cole Porter's musical homage to the cowboys and ranchers who went west to live the free life away from the clutches of Big Government. But when you read the
A broad coalition of commodity, wildlife, forest and renewable energy groups is asking Speaker John Boehner to keep the Farm Bill intact and not split off the nutrition title as now being considered by the Republican leadership. A letter to Boehner
Often comments by others stimulate, irritate, abuse, or amuse this editor's mind...These comments don't jibe with the Congressional Budget Office's estimate that some 10 million Americans will lose their current coverage under the law by 2018an
From the print edition Made in Haiti AID workers sometimes blame Haiti's seemingly limitless supply of cheap imported rice for the country's struggle to feed itself. More than half the population lives on the land, but still the country ships in half
Americans could be on the hook to send Brazilian cotton farmers millions of dollars if Congress passes the current version of the farm bill making its way through both chambers. The measure is just one of dozens of provisions and amendments tucked