9 Farm Bill Stories To Read Right Now

Want to scratch the farm bill surface, dig deeper into safety net programs, or enjoy a helping of opinion? Check out these stories.

Published on: Jan 30, 2014

1. What's in the farm bill, anyway? If you need a farm bill crash course, here's a brief (bulleted list!) rundown of what's in the more than $950 billion farm bill. Associated Press

2. Hemp, farm-raised fish, food labels and food stamps. "If you're in the market for information that might impress friends, family, strangers, co-workers and cocktail-hour buddies, then read on," says Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post

3. Farm bill proves politics isn't dead, yet. After all the talk about how Congress can't do anything, they actually did something. Bloomberg

Want to scratch the farm bill surface, dig deeper into safety net programs, or enjoy a helping of opinion? Check out these stories.
Want to scratch the farm bill surface, dig deeper into safety net programs, or enjoy a helping of opinion? Check out these stories.

4. New version of House farm bill removes disclosure requirement. The original House bill mandated that members of Congress disclose any crop subsidies received, but the new version doesn't, reports The Washington Times

5. The farm bill in the context of politics in 2014. Immigration may have more to do with the farm bill than you think. The Atlantic

6. The farm bill's financials, in one graph. Pie chart, anyone? Washington Post

7. Tag-along unemployment bill may use farm bill savings. It's floating around in the House, though there's no indication they will actually vote on it. The Hill

8. Want more details on the bill's farm programs? The farm bill's alphabet soup can be confusing, but here's a run-down of the safety net programs offered in the bill, courtesy of the Mississippi State University Extension

9. Just one more thing as Columbo would say, if you are interested in reading the nearly 1,000-page full bill, check it out courtesy of the House Committee on Ag.