Category Archives: The USDA Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill: To Be or Not to Be?

The Senate version of  the 2012 Farm Bill was finally passed on June 21, with votes on 73 of 200 proposed amendments. Despite the $6.7 billion cut to conservation programs and a $4.5 billion cut to SNAP over the next 10 … Continue reading

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WAgN to Attend National Summit to Transform National Food Security and Impact 2012 Farm Bill

WAgN is one of 30 organizations participating in a historic summit aimed at changing the face of leadership in sustainable agriculture. The three-day “Cultivate 2012″ event will engage 30 leading women activists, thinkers, policy-makers and organizers in an effort to discuss … Continue reading

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NPR Takes a Look at The Largest Minority in Agriculture: Women

NPR’s weekend edition interviewed two livestock farmers in its Weekend Edition story “Women Farmers Grow Strong.” The farmers were from Arkansas and Nebraska, but the themes they brought to the conversation are the same as in the Northeast: women farmers’ … Continue reading

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