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Guest Post: Growing and eating nutritious food is a right, not...

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to...

GRIEGO: Colorado has a problem with hunger. What’s happening in Washington...

In Congress, the land of posturing and pandering, a tussle is going on in a House committee over the Farm Bill, and before you...

Polis rails against wasteful ‘soviet-style’ farm-bill policy

Washington predictably spared handouts to special interests and slashed support for the poor.

Wiretap: MoDo loves Hick; GOPers love Huck

"The two Democrats seem as if they wandered out of a Frank Capra movie; they have the sort of innocent, zany charm that you rarely see in a profession that stamps out spontaneity."

Colo. hunger watchers welcome long-stalled farm bill deal

Congress spent two years kicking the can down the road, but it appears members are finally prepared to vote on a farm bill this week.

Coming food program cuts will bring hunger, economic pain

Benefits passed in 2009 expire November 1, which means families receiving assistance can expect to lose about 16 meals per month.

Wiretap: What was the shutdown all about, anyway?

Maybe the biggest debate in the post-shutdown Washington world is what the argument was really about. Michael Tomasky looks at the debate over food stamps to find an answer.

Video: House GOP war on farm bill food assistance will get...

Do they get that Obamacare is the law of the land? Do they get that they shut down the government? Do they get who will be affected by their proposed $40 billion cut to the nation's food assistance program?

Nation’s farm bill expires, critical programs shutter as government shuts down

DENVER -- On Monday, as House Republicans determined to defund the Affordable Care Act steered the federal government toward shut down, the limping extension of the now-five-year-old law that governs the nation’s farm policy expired.

Bennet Lands Spot on Committee Tasked with Wrestling over Farm Bills

COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan coalition charged with reconciling the radically different farm bills that came out of the Senate and then the House this summer.