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House Agriculture Committee

Fight Over Food Stamps Dominates Farm Bill

When House lawmakers take to the floor this week to address a bill that will set funding levels for the food-stamp program, they will be finishing a fight that has torn the tra...

When Michelle Obama Says ‘Let’s Move’ …

The first lady has made childhood nutrition one of her signature policy priorities—and it seems to be working.

Sugar Growers Reap Sweeter Results Than Dairy Farmers in Lobbying Fights

So why have growers prevailed in one fight and not in the other?

It’s Corny, but Don’t Call the Ag Committee

The renewable-fuel standard has a profound impact on the agriculture industry. Yet it isn't controlled by the House Agriculture Committee.

Don’t Underestimate Collin Peterson

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. may be one of the most underestimated people ever to lead a congressional panel.

House Agriculture: Searching for the Future of Food

Serving on the House Agriculture Committee may be little fun these days, and even less politically rewarding.

The Two Sides of Crop Insurance

Depending on whom you talk to, the crop-insurance program is either an essential risk-management tool that helps farmers when disaster strikes or a Robin Hood-in-reverse scheme...

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