Crop Insurance http://wkms.org en Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs http://wkms.org/post/government-shutdown-keeps-farmers-signing-federal-programs <p></p><p>Kentucky Farm Bureau officials say the lack of a budget because of the partial government shutdown is preventing farmers from getting loans they need through federal agencies like the Natural Resources Conservation Service or Farm Service Agency.</p><p>KFB&rsquo;s National Affairs and Political Education Director Joe Cain said farmers interested in signing up for government programs are at a loss because many federal employees are furloughed. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Whitney Jones 35618 at http://wkms.org Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too http://wkms.org/post/house-smacks-down-farm-bill-and-farm-lobby-too The so-called farm bill came to the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday. And it crashed. The defeat <a href="http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/farm-bill-defeated-in-blow-to-boehner/">shocked</a> many observers, but the vote wasn't even particularly close: 234-195. (You can see how your own representative voted <a href="http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll286.xml">here</a>.)<p>In the immediate aftermath, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., looking shell-shocked, blamed partisan politics. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:27:55 +0000 Dan Charles 32351 at http://wkms.org House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too