Jeremy Bernfeld http://wvxu.org en Farm Bill Charts New Course For Nation's Farmers http://wvxu.org/post/farmers-face-new-ag-policy-compromise-farm-bill The House on Wednesday passed a new five-year <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/29/268238623/house-passes-compromise-farm-bill" target="_blank">compromise farm bill.</a> The bill now moves to the Senate for a vote.<p>The farm bill — the result of a two-year-long legislative saga — remains massive. The bill contains about $500 billion in funding, most of which is pegged to the food stamp program, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).<p>But the farm bill, as you might expect, also charts agricultural policy for the nation's farmers. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 22445 at http://wvxu.org 'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For http://wvxu.org/post/meat-we-trust-argues-we-got-meat-industry-we-asked The meat on your dinner table probably didn't come from a happy little cow that lived a wondrous life out on rolling green hills. It probably also wasn't produced by a robot animal killer hired by an evil cabal of monocle-wearing industrialists.<p>Truth is, the meat industry is complicated, and it's impossible to understand without a whole lot of context. That's where Maureen Ogle comes in. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:21:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 20547 at http://wvxu.org 'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For