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1 year 3 months ago

Bennet tapped for Farm Bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 12 senators who have been tapped for negotiating the thorny Farm Bill. But Congress left for a five-week recess Friday with no meetings planned between senators and House members who can't agree on food stamp funding. The Democratic Senate has...

1 year 3 months ago

Future of food stamp program in question

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are proposing to cut the food stamp program by as much as 5%. According to a new study, those cuts would eliminate more than five million Americans from the supplemental nutrition assistance program The report comes just as Congress is working to pass...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Farm bill could hinge on budget talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year if congressional leaders decide they need its spending cuts to make a deal for averting the "fiscal cliff." The farm bill passed by the Senate in June...

2 years 4 months ago

Dealing with drought and trying to hold on

Nearly 1,300 counties across the country are considered disaster areas because of drought, including all of Colorado. The Department of Agriculture's federal administrator for the Farm Service Agency, Juan Garcia, is in Colorado. The Farm Service Agency, among other roles, helps distribute disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers. Garcia...

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