crop insurance http://tspr.org en US Senate Approves Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/us-senate-approves-farm-bill <p>The US Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:54:45 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media 47831 at http://tspr.org US Senate Approves Farm Bill Crop Insurance Paying Dividends http://tspr.org/post/crop-insurance-paying-dividends <p>Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012, and the federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:12:40 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 39969 at http://tspr.org Crop Insurance Paying Dividends Tri-States Farmers Face Choice http://tspr.org/post/tri-states-farmers-face-choice <p>Farmers who still have not been able to get into the fields will have a decision to make at the end of the month. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:19:41 +0000 Scott Stuntz 34715 at http://tspr.org Tri-States Farmers Face Choice Farm Bill in Limbo http://tspr.org/post/farm-bill-limbo <p>Congress has less than two weeks&nbsp; to act before the current farm bill expires.<br><br>Dozens of federal programs are included in the bill -- everything from&nbsp; crop insurance to food aid for the poor.<br><br>Spending on food aid is one of the reasons that House Republican leaders have refused&nbsp; to call the measure for a vote. U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is among&nbsp; many farm-state politicians of both parties who have been&nbsp; critical of that decision.<br> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:14:16 +0000 Rich Egger 21720 at http://tspr.org Farm Bill in Limbo