Marijuana Farming May Become Mainstream

With several more states poised to join Colorado and Washington in legalizing the medical and non-medical possession and consumption of marijuana, pot farming appears closer to becoming part of mainstream…

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Farmers Rally for Immigration Reform

While many pundits in Washington have given up on an immigration reform bill passing the House and Senate, farmers and farm advocacy groups are still pressuring Congress to overhaul federal…

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Virginia Politicians Discuss the Farm Bill

With the 2013 Farm Bill still stalled in conference, influential politicians from major swing states are putting pressure on the House and Senate, hoping that the demands of presidential politics…

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Shutdown Still Hurting Farmers

Although the federal government has reopened and government service are once again available, many farmers are still hurting from the lingering aftereffects of the two week long shutdown that paralyzed…

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Farm Bill Negotiations to Begin Soon

Congressional farm bill negotiations may begin as soon as next week, now that congressional attention has been shifted away from the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis. For the past…

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Farm Bill Delay Likely

The 2013 Farm Bill, which is still languishing in congressional conference committees, is likely to see even more delays with a government shutdown and debt ceiling debate looming over Washington.…

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Congress Unlikely to Pass New Farm Bill

Despite pressure from farmers and farm advocacy organizations and despite both the House and Senate passing competing versions of the farm bill, it is increasingly unlikely that a new set…

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