lobbying http://hppr.org en Out of public eye, a bitter Farm Bill fight http://hppr.org/post/out-public-eye-bitter-farm-bill-fight <p></p><p>The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear.</p><p>With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum – representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers – flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 34633 at http://hppr.org Out of public eye, a bitter Farm Bill fight Lobbyists of all kinds flock to Farm Bill http://hppr.org/post/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill <p>When U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law">announced passage of the Farm Bill</a> in February, she echoed a refrain from a car commercial.</p><p>“This is not your father’s Farm Bill,” she said.</p><p>While Stabenow, the Michigan Democrat who leads the Senate Agriculture Committee, was referring to what proponents heralded as “reform” of some programs, her remarks were accurate on another score. The massive <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45049">Farm Bill, which will spend $956 billion</a> and set U.S. food policy for the next decade, is no longer the purview solely of agricultural interests. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Peggy Lowe 34518 at http://hppr.org Lobbyists of all kinds flock to Farm Bill Want a Tesla car in Texas? You'll have to order it online http://hppr.org/post/want-tesla-car-texas-youll-have-order-it-online <p>It's the newest high-end electric car on the market, and it's not sold in Texas. It's not being sold in many other states, either. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 21619 at http://hppr.org Want a Tesla car in Texas? You'll have to order it online