Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 12:16 pm
The so-called farm bill came to the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday. And it crashed. The defeat shocked many observers, but the vote wasn't even particularly close: 234-195. (You can see how your own representative voted here.)
In a stunning move, the U.S. House voted against approving farm bill legislation Thursday, leaving the bill's future up in the air.
As wildfires burn across Colorado, the state’s four Republican congressmen introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill aimed at adding additional air tankers to fight wildfires.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 4:20 pm
As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.
"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. That's how fast it can get back to dry."
April Segura is a regular at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, Neb.