Farmers Angered By Congressional Inaction on Farm Bill, Drought

By: Monday August 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Republican lawmakers in rural farming communities were worried that they would have to go home to their districts empty-handed, without any tools to help farmers deal with this summer’s massive drought. They tried to sidestep this problem by passing, at the last possible minute, a bill to provide a year of drought relief to livestock [...]

House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill With Food Stamp Cuts

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 11:45 am

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill yesterday, setting it up for passage in the House and a contentious fight over food stamp cuts that could affect up to 3 million recipients. The House bill, which passed 35 to 11, would reduce food and nutrition spending by more than $35 billion, [...]

Corzine on MF Global Depositor Funds: “I simply do not know where the money is”

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 6:55 am

Former Senator Jon Corzine faces a House Agriculture Committee panel today, where he will testify that he doesn’t know “where the money is” from customer accounts that was used by his former company, MF Global, to trade on the company account. Joe Weisenthal points us in the direction of Corzine’s testimony, which he will give [...]

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