farm bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/number-missouri-households-going-hungry-rise <p>A report released Wednesday by the <a href="http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)</a> shows the number of Missouri households threatened by hunger has grown over the past three years.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:34:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29654 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise Politicians Descend On Sedalia For Mo. State Fair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politicians-descend-sedalia-mo-state-fair <div style="margin: 0px;"><p>Sedalia was swarming with politicians Thursday, as office holders from both parties descended on the Missouri State Fair.</p><p>Nearly a thousand people, politicians and citizens alike, dined on country ham, eggs and peaches at the Governor's Ham Breakfast.&nbsp; Governor Jay Nixon began his annual speech by condemning the incident in which a rodeo clown wore a President Obama mask this weekend.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:59:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29124 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politicians Descend On Sedalia For Mo. State Fair Shimkus: Immigration Reform In House To Be Handled ‘Bit By Bit’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-immigration-reform-house-be-handled-bit-bit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Rep. John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (R-Ill.) says any immigration reform that clears the House will likely be done piece by piece. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Shimkus echoes Republican leadership who continue to say there’s no way the comprehensive immigration package passed by the Senate will clear the Republican controlled chamber.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:31:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus: Immigration Reform In House To Be Handled ‘Bit By Bit’ Enyart Votes Yes On Farm Bill, Measure Fails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-votes-yes-farm-bill-measure-fails <p>Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart&nbsp;was one of only 24 Democrats who voted in favor of the U.S. House's failed Farm Bill on Thursday.</p><p>Enyart, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, supported the bill despite some misgivings but said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he is disappointed in the bill’s failure.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:49:37 +0000 KRCU 27607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Enyart Votes Yes On Farm Bill, Measure Fails Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ill-congressmen-speak-out-federal-farm-bill-us-house-prepares-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Missouri and Illinois' Congressional delegations are weighing in on the U.S. House version of the Farm Bill, which could be voted on before week's end.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Republican Rodney Davis told reporters today via conference call that the bill is a big improvement over the version passed by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:14:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote