herder farmer
(Sara Hossaini for NPR)
June 12, 2013

Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

When Patrick and Sharon O'Toole began their ranching business on the Wyoming-Colorado border, they tended the sheep themselves. But eventually, the O'Tooles wanted to settle down and have kids, so they hired foreign ranch hands with H-2A, or guest worker, visas to work on the ranch for $750 a month.


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Oklahoma farmer Scott Neufeld
(Tamara Keith/NPR)
June 11, 2013

How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

The Senate voted Monday to approve its version of the farm bill, a massive spending measure that covers everything from food stamps to crop insurance and sets the nation's farm policy for the next five years.


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June 10, 2013

Senate Passes Half-Trillion Dollar Farm Bill

The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps.


June 10, 2013

Senate Takes Up Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate could finally vote on a new farm bill on Monday, but the final version could still be at least several weeks away.


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