The Senate Agriculture committee passed a nearly $100 billion a year Farm Bill this afternoon, 15-5. One of the Senators who voted against it was New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s leading a fight to restore all of the $400 million...
Tuesday afternoon, in a conference call with reporters, New York Democrat and Senate Agriculture committee member Kirsten Gillibrand laid out her priorities for a new farm bill. She discussed plenty of policy to help farmers, from revamping the milk...
Washington, DC, Sep 20, 2012 — UPDATE: Thursday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reports House Speaker John Boehner has officially confirmed that the farm bill won't be taken up until after the November elections.
North Country farmers are anxiously watching the status of the new farm bill in the House of Representatives. The current farm bill expires on September 30. The Senate passed a new five-year, $497 billion farm bill over the summer. But House leadership has yet to let its version come to the floor for a vote. "Tea Party" Republicans want to see much deeper cuts in the biggest item in the bill -- the federal food stamp program.
So what if the Farm Bill isn't passed by the end of the month? How would that affect North Country agriculture? Go to full article
Poverty and hunger are not crimes, so we shouldn’t treat the poor or the hungry as criminals. —Cuomo
Rensselaer, NY, May 18, 2012 — Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he's rescinding a state regulation that requires food stamp recipients be fingerprinted. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor is saying the poor and hungry are not criminals, and shouldn't be treated that way. Go to full article
Mar 17, 2003 — Community groups across New York will observe Hunger Awareness Day this Thursday in a variety of ways. The Canton Neighborhood Center will spend several days this week educating the public about its programs, including an open house tomorrow. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2001 — The Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County is hoping to create a greater local awareness of programs like food stamps and summer food service programs. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article