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In Congress, the land of posturing and pandering, a tussle is going on in a House committee over the Farm Bill, and before you...
Kathy Underhill is the chief executive officer of Hunger Free Colorado, a nonprofit founded in 2009 to tackle the issue of hunger in Colorado...
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.
Benefits passed in 2009 expire November 1, which means families receiving assistance can expect to lose about 16 meals per month.
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.
The titanic piece of legislation known simply as "the farm bill" is being debated again in Washington. The legislation is critical for Colorado, where agriculture contributes $40.7 billion annually to the state economy, making it the second-largest revenue-generating industry after tourism.
One thing you can say about a kid who goes to bed hungry is that he will wake up the same way. Odds are he'll go to school hungry as well. Repeat that cycle a few times a week and you've got a problem. Experts say it is a problem that can be solved, even though it hasn't been yet.