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Food

Chellie Pingree

Democrats look to expand farm bill benefits, address food waste

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, most of the discussion among traditional farm groups has focused on finding more money to help milk producers and cotton growers and to shore up the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. But some Democrats are looking to shift more money into programs that help smaller farms and organic producers.
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budget watch

Trump budget being watched for attacks on USDA programs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s team has been plotting to use his first budget plan to make a case that he’s serious about cutting spending and weeding out programs considered unnecessary. Word leaked just ahead of the president’s inauguration that advisers were developing proposals based on...
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Farm

Crop insurance, SNAP cost projections fall sharply

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 - Defenders of farm and nutrition programs are going to like the latest budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office. They show the costs of crop insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dropping sharply over the coming years.


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