5 hrs ago
The Answer, for Republicans on Tax Incentive, Isn't Always Blowing in the Wind
House Republicans hailing from the windiest of districts are coming out on different sides of the fight over the production tax credit, which the wind-power industry considers key to its growth-and which will expire at year's end unless Congress votes to renew it.
12 hrs ago
Farm bill framework by Christmas, vote in mid-January?
It appears a short-term extension of current farm law will push any votes for a new farm bill into next January.
16 hrs ago
Farm bill lawmakers look for January finish
Rep. Lucas, R-Okla., said in a Dec. 10 statement that he was confident the new five-year farm bill can be ready in January.
21 hrs ago
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
Close Inspection of Alleged "Draconian" Cuts in Food Stamp Program; Mish SNAP Proposal
Inquiring minds are digging into the alleged "Draconian Cuts" in Food Stamps as championed by the Daily Koz .
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Budget deal nears as House prepares to leave town Friday
Bipartisan negotiators were closing in on budget deal Tuesday, although the talks remain delicate and sources familiar with the haggling were hesitant to predict that an agreement would be reached before Congress adjourns for the year.
Farm Bill 'Not Quite' Ready Yet
The principal farm bill negotiators conceded Tuesday that there won't be a final bill ready for either chamber before the new year - and the chambers appear split on whether there needs to be an extension of existing farm programs.
The Washington Post
Short Farm-Subsidy Extension Rebuffed by Senate Democrats
An extension of U.S. agriculture subsidies to late January was rebuffed by Senate Democrats, who said they won't pass any plan sent to them by the House before the members leave Washington late this week.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Welcome back, Senate: A mountain of work awaits
The Senate returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess Monday facing a growing pile of work to wrap up before the end of the year and just two weeks to get it all done before lawmakers head home for Christmas.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Belleville News Democrat
Local congressmen think farm bill will be approved
American consumers and farmers might soon get a long-awaited Christmas gift: a five-year farm bill that would expand crop insurance for farmers but take less of a bite out of the $80 billion-per-year food stamp program.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Cries over subsidized milk
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill.
News Talk Florida
Florida waits for the Farm Bill to pass
Milk prices could hit $7 dollars a gallon and Food Stamps could be cut deeply. Florida and America waits on the Farm Bill.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
John Boehner tries in vain to defend the 113th Congress lack of production
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday dismissed the idea that this Congress is the least productive in history and said the House has done its job this year.
UPDATE 2-Wall Street groups contest CFTC cross-border guidelines
Three Wall Street trade groups sued the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday in hopes of beating back tough overseas trading guidelines they fear could hurt markets and cut profits.
Prospects grow dimmer for 2013 farm bill
One of the casualties of the do-little 113th Congress will be the 2013 farm bill, which is two years overdue.
King Amendment could be farm bill deal breaker - Intense lobbying threatens farm bill
INTENSE LOBBYING THREATENS FARM BILL: Disagreements among commodity groups on what provisions should be included in a final farm bill could threaten the passage of the measure, POLITICO's David Roger's reports.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Lead negotiator sees January finish for overdue U.S. farm bill
Congress could enact a new U.S. farm law that cuts food stamps for the poor and expands federally subsidized crop insurance in January if negotiators soon break a deadlock, the lawmaker overseeing the negotiations said on Tuesday.
Boehner Tells Senate to 'Get Serious' About Farm Bill, Budget Talks
Boehner expressed frustration Tuesday about progress on both a farm bill and a budget conference.
Boehner: Senate must 'get serious'
Speaker John Boehner is putting the blame squarely on the Senate for the slow pace of legislative activity this Congress.
Farm bill talks expected Wednesday - Poultry inspection, RFS rules...
FARM BILL TALKS COULD KICK INTO GEAR : Rep. Frank Lucas believes it is still possible to get a farm bill agreement before the end of the year, and confirmed Monday night that the four principal negotiators plan on meeting in Washington this week, possibly as soon a Wednesday, Pro's Bill Tomson reports: http://politico.pro/1dMApnX "Sometimes things ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Huffington Post
Huffpost Hill - Bloated Americans Return To Work, Stare Blankly At Desks
With Thanksgiving behind them, Americans planted their victory gardens and began to save cooking grease for the War on Christmas effort.