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CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill

We have a new law! President Obama signed a bill loaning a billion dollars and giving another $150 million to Ukraine. In this episode, we find out exactly what’s in it and why we are giving money to Ukraine – and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Continue reading

Corn shows the affect of drought in Texas on Aug. 20, 2013. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.

CD062: The Farm Bill

On February 7, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law, which will govern our food policy for the next five years. In the new law are cuts to food stamps, an expansion of an extremely generous crop insurance program, bailouts for livestock producers, a big favor for chemical companies, and much more. Continue reading

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CD061: State of the Budget

This episode is a mash-up of the State of the Union and the 2014 budget. We compare the impression President Obama gave us about what to expect for this upcoming year with the reality of what was funded in the last-minute and little-examined budget which he signed into law just two weeks before the speech. Continue reading

H.R. 1919: Track Pharmaceutical Drugs

The House passed H.R. 1919 “Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013” which establishes a national standard for tracing components of pharmaceutical drugs through the manufacturing and distribution process. Continue reading