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Senate sends farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup indust... Full story


Wal-Mart gives boost to push for healthier food

WASHINGTON — Attention, Walmart shoppers: The food in your cart, from fruit drinks to salad dressing, may soon get healthier. The nation's largest grocer said Thursday it will reformulate thousands of store-brand products to reduce sodium and... Full story


Sherrod says she’d love to talk race with Obama

Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod said today she wants to discuss racial issues with President Obama, who's "not someone who has experienced some of the things I've experienced in life." But she also said on morning news shows...


Wealthy farmers get most of the subsidies

EDITOR'S NOTE — An occasional look at government promises and how well they are kept. Lawmakers crafting a sweeping farm bill in 2008 promised it would cut government payments to wealthy farmers. Two years later, little appears to have changed....


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