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US Navy keelhauls Bill Cook's anti-wind attempt

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Exposing his severe lack of knowledge and research: The U.S. Navy did not contact state lawmakers about shutting down Amazon Wind Farm US East, nor does it have evidence the farm can't co-exist with its nearby radar facility, a Naval...Show More Summary

Saturday News: Shaming Bill Cook

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

OFFICIALS SLAM COOK FOR WIND PROJECT SHUTDOWN EFFORT (Elizabeth City Daily Advance) -- Pasquotank County officials said Friday they will oppose state lawmakers' efforts to shut down Amazon Wind Farm US East. Several of them also accused state Sen. Show More Summary

Farm Bill Talk at #AFBF17

There was a lot of interest in the development of the next farm bill at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting this week in Phoenix. A session on the topic featuring a couple of top agriculture committee staffers was standing room only. AFBF Senior Director of Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher, who moderated the session, says Congress has a... Read More

Agri-Pulse Announces Farm Bill Series and Summit

At the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting this week, Agri-Pulse announced a new partnership with multiple agricultural organizations for an in-depth editorial series on the next farm bill and a Farm Bill Summit to be held at the National Press Club on March 20. Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant says the series will be called “The Seven Things You... Read More

Bill Coleman of Coleman Family Farms, a fixture at L.A. farmers markets, dies at 75

Bill Coleman of Coleman Family Farms, an innovative farmer who sold at the Santa Monica farmers market for more than 30 years, died on Dec. 29 at his home in Carpinteria. He was 75. Coleman  had been diagnosed with cancer just four months earlier, his son Abraham said. Decades before wild arugula,...

Quail Forever’s Brittney Viers Honored with National Fire Bird Conservation Award

Senior Farm Bill biologist recognized for distinguished conservation efforts in Tenn. quail country Jackson, Tenn. – Dec. 19, 2016 – Recognized for her contributions to restore and manage bobwhite quail habitat in Tennessee, Brittney...Show More Summary

The nutrition title in the next farm bill

Choices Magazine, a publication of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), has my new commentary: "The Nutrition Title’s Long, Sometimes Strained, but Not Yet Broken, Marriage with the Farm Bill." It describes theShow More Summary

Fact check: Feinstein way off the mark when she said ‘tens of thousands’ of California farmers going bankrupt

Urging her fellow lawmakers to pass a bill that would send more of California’s water to the arid farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave an … Click to Continue »

California Is About to Funnel Water to Farms—While Screwing the Ecosystems Around Them

A controversial bill that would override environmental rules to supply farmers with more water from California's ecologically sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill...Show More Summary

22 Beautiful Woodstock Photos That Make You Feel Like You Were There

On Aug. 15, 1969, more than 400,000 young people made their way to a dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York, for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The event was billed as "three days of peace and music" and featured 32 of the most iconic artists in American music history. Show More Summary

Farm Foundation Forum on New Farm Bill

The current Farm Bill may not expire for two years yet but the process of making a new one is already starting to get in motion. The “Next Farm Bill: What are the Agendas?” will be the topic for the Farm Foundation® Forum this Wednesday, November 30. Invited to present perspectives from their respective stakeholder groups are: • Chuck Conner,... Read More

Brett Dorak Hired as Malta-Area Wildlife Biologist for MFWP

He was involved with working with multiple agencies, including FWP, to develop conservation easements for Farm Bill, state, and USFWS programs. This post Brett Dorak Hired as Malta-Area Wildlife Biologist for MFWP appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Cuomo urged to sign 'farm to foodbank' bill

A broad coalition of environmentalists, anti-hunger advocates and agriculture groups is urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation giving farmers a tax break for donating food to food... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Staff Promoted to Positions in Ill., Ind., and Ky.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is pleased to announce the promotion of several longtime Farm Bill biologists to new positions within “The Habitat Organization." This post Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Staff Promoted to Positions in Ill., Ind., and Ky. appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Farm to 'Put a Fork in It': Why We Can't Afford to Polarize the Next Farm Bill

As a third-generation farmer, I understand that farm to fork is more than just a catch phrase. Food is what connects consumers to farmers and ranchers nationwide; it's a basic life need for all people. Unfortunately, we've seen foodShow More Summary

Farm Subsidy Outlook

An important issue on the plate of the incoming president will be the next farm bill. Current farm programs run through September 2018, and farm bill supporters are already making plans to extend and expand them. I have posted a new essay on why farm subsidies should be repealed at DownsizingGovernment.org. Show More Summary

Market Conditions Prompts “Early Farm Bill” Discourse

Renée Jean reported yesterday at the Williston Herald (N.D.) Online that, “The ink is barely dry on $7 billion in 2015 payments from the 2014 farm bill’s market-based programs to assist farmers with low prices, but the adequacy of both Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments likely to be a hot topic for […]

Here's How Scraps Can Help Grow The Food Of The Future

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

It’s tough to think of something more mundane than getting your electric bill in the mail. But that’s what launched two Chicago scientists down a path that just might lead to a farming revolution. About five years ago, chemistry professor...Show More Summary

USDA to Distribute $7 Billion in Farm Bill Payments this Fall

Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this fall to keep them afloat in the face of low crop prices, agency officials said on Tuesday. “The USDA released the total on the same day that payments started going out to […]

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