10 May '12, 4pm

Senate Ag Committee Votes to Harm Environment, Starve Hungry, and Help Rich Farms

Take Action to Stop Agribusiness as Usual in the 2012 Farm Bill! For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's 2012 Farm Bill Page At the end of April, the Senate Agriculture Committee marked up their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, passing the Orwellian-titled "Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012," by a vote of 16-5. "A farm bill that cuts programs for the hungry and the environment to help finance a new entitlement program and unlimited insurance subsidies for the largest and most profitable farm operations should not be called a 'reform' bill." That was the reaction from Craig Cox , Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Environmental Working Group. The Washington Post summed it up this way: "[The Senate Agriculture Committee] voted to eliminate the wasteful "direct payments" subsidy program when the five-year farm bi...

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