House Leaders Drop Farm Bill Extension, Will Instead Push Disaster Relief, Leaving Food Programs at Risk

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:40 am

Forget about the farm bill. The House GOP leadership has dropped their efforts to pass a one-year extension of farm programs under current policy, weeks after they dropped efforts to pass a Republican version of the farm bill which has passed the House Agriculture Committee. Republicans will try to pass a separate disaster relief bill dealing with livestock producers and their struggles with this summer’s historic drought:

Drought Will Raise Food Prices in What Could Be an Endless Cycle

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 9:33 am

The drought conditions in the Midwest show no sign of letting up, and if you believe the overwhelming amount of evidence on climate change, amounts to something approaching a new normal. So the first thing I’d say about this projection of food prices as a result of the drought is that, in a constantly warming world, this can only get worse.

Polling Shows Danger of Being on Wrong Side of Housing and Bank Accountability

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 11:20 am

The polling showing that voters hold negative opinions of the President’s performance in housing policy and Wall Street accountability suggests that Americans have a hungering for a much tougher policy on these issues and will reward candidates who reflect that, according to the pollster who did the survey.

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