Jeremy Bernfeld http://wutc.org en Farm Bill Charts New Course For Nation's Farmers http://wutc.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 33011 at http://wutc.org 'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For http://wutc.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 31053 at http://wutc.org 'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For Farmers Frustrated By Farm Bill Extension http://wutc.org/post/farmers-frustrated-farm-bill-extension Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>Farmers and ranchers across this country expected to start the year with a new farm bill in place. This is an important piece of legislation to many people. It sets agricultural policy for the next five years.<p>When House and Senate negotiators were working feverishly over the weekend to come to a fiscal cliff deal, word leaked that the Agriculture Committees had finally come to an agreement on new farm legislation. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 16346 at http://wutc.org From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You http://wutc.org/post/science-fiction-fact-robots-are-coming-farm-near-you <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usadb4bBn4k</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:51:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 6228 at http://wutc.org From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You