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House Agriculture Committee faces challenges in passing new farm bill

House Agriculture Committee faces challenges in passing new farm bill

A new farm bill faces partisan hurdles as the House Agriculture Committee begins markup this week.

Marc Heller reports for E&E News.

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Rewriting the Farm Bill: A step toward climate-smart agriculture

The U.S. Farm Bill, a significant spending package, could impact greenhouse gas emissions by aiding farmers in storing soil carbon, a crucial yet uncertain method in combating climate change.

Max Graham reports for Grist.

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'Time to roll up our sleeves': Congress' long to-do list

Congress has just a few weeks to address a host of priorities with implications for energy, environmental and climate issues.
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Threatened by climate change, food chain workers demand labor protections

The farm bill has long excluded farmworkers and other food chain workers. Now, workers and advocates are making a case for including their needs.
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Robert B. Semple Jr.: America has a chance to make farming more climate friendly

Legislators took a major step in making sure that American agriculture policy has a climate lens going forward. But the next Farm Bill could derail it.
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Faces of the Farm Bill: Why BIPOC farmers need more protection from climate change

Farmer Veronica Mazariegos-Anastassiou of Brisa Farms in Pescadero, California, has felt the impacts of wildfires, droughts, and floods over the last few years. But the small-scale organic farm has received no federal support to help it recover.
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to help you care about the farm bill

As he reintroduces his Food and Farm Act, the Oregon Democrat is pushing for more support for young farmers and small-scale operations, reforming crop subsidies, and more crop diversity on farms.

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