Farm Bill Passes Senate With Cuts To Food Stamps And Giveaways To Monsanto

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 6:45 am

The Senate has passed the Farm Bill which includes $8 billion of cuts to food stamps and $7 billion of increases to agribusiness. President Obama has said he will sign it into law. Game over.

 

Film Review: ‘At Any Price’ Explores What Corporatization of Agriculture Has Done to the Family Farmer

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 4:00 pm

The American Dream leads most Americans to believe they are entitled to prosperity and success. Some feel they are more entitled to that prosperity and success than others. Some also are more willing to toil for that prosperity and success. If one is handed down prosperity and success, there is an even greater weight to hold up on one’s shoulders, since failure can mean losing everything a family has built from years of hard work and sacrifice.

Farm Bill Would Slash Food Stamps In Favor of Corporate Subsidies to Crop Insurers

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 2:15 pm

There were multiple efforts in the various “grand bargain” bills to factor out direct subsidies to farmers. So the subsidies get replaced this year by a crop insurance piece, to compensate farmers in low-yield years. But in the apparently bipartisan zeal to cut more out of the farm bill, to save a relatively paltry $24 billion over ten years, another source of money has been attacked – food stamps.

Coburn, DeMint Turn to Killing Corn Ethanol Subsidies

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Ethanol subsidies are up for renewal at the end of the year. And some prominent conservatives have pitched letting them expire, to the chagrin of farm-state Senators and establishment Republicans.

AR Sen: Flurry of Ads Include Assault on Lincoln’s Support for Big Ag

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 12:15 pm

This latest ad from Arkansas for Change, hits Lincoln on her biggest selling point: her chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which the ad claims she has used to funnel money toward agribusiness and away from family farmers.

Sick of Corporate Control Over Your Food?

By: Monday December 28, 2009 9:39 am

If you’re sick of having to pay extra for healthy foods or having few food choices beyond Coke vs. Pepsi or seeing farmers get screwed by “Big Ag,” then now’s the time to take action.

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