Rep. Jim McGovern, one of the House's most outspoken defenders of federal food assistance, has been named the top Democrat on the House Agriculture subcommittee assigned to investigate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Food prices rose by 2.4 percent last year, less than the historical average, despite sharp increases in meat costs and the drought in California, the Agriculture Department says.
Food costs have historically risen by 2.6 percent a year. USDA`s Eco
Cuban officials are expressing interest in increasing their purchases of U.S. agriculture commodities and also want to buy some farm equipment, says Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. Stabenow, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, was among a del
The House Agriculture Committee will have a significant new look on the Democratic side. The committee will have 19 Democrats, down from 21 in the last Congress, and six of those will be new to the committee. Four are women.
President Obama makes the case for his political agenda Tuesday with a State of the Union message that will challenge the GOP congressional majority on tax policy while likely reaching out to Republicans on trade