Long-awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspections, mandated by Farm Bills since 2008, will begin next March, according to a final rule establishing an inspection program for fish in the order Siluriformes, including catfish. Show More Summary
Why is the US spending enough money to keep Lebron James playing for 80 years on peanuts we don't need? Blame the 2014 USDA-backed Farm Bill, which protects farmers from losing money if the market price for peanuts drops.
An antibiotic apocalypse is upon us due to failures in food product labeling tied to unsustainable farming practices. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth offers an economic analysis and what to do.
Farm Bill Biologist Partnership expands to 26 counties, provides technical assistance to Iowa producers Des Moines, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2015 – The post PF/QF in Iowa Readies for CRP Signup with New Biologists appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
In an effort to fund needs like road plowing and 911 service in the absence of a state budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner is turning to an obscure state agency usually occupied with arranging loans to hospitals, towns and farms. The Illinois Finance Authority board voted Thursday to withdraw $12 million...
A new study looks at where the government puts resources and -- surprise! -- it's not equitable.
Farm Bill after farm bill, I raised the issue of how farm subsidies left out our black and other small, limited-resource farmers. In 2007, the National Black Farmers Association released a joint study (ewg.org/research/short-crop) with the Environmental Working Group. Show More Summary
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced bipartisan legislation, supported by both the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery by amending the U.S. Show More Summary
Teaching farming in the Bronx By Bill Hicks · 21 October 2015 From the section Business Image copyright GBM Image caption Stephen Ritz is growing food for his pupils in one of the poorest districts in the US If you had to choose the least likely location for the birthplace of a green […]
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) along with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) have taken the lead in introducing the Farm to School Act of 2015, a bill that will expand the highly successful USDA Farm to School Grant Program. Show More Summary
Weeks after the California state legislature passed the nation’s first law intended to hold farmers and veterinarians accountable for the use of antibiotics in livestock, Governor Jerry Brown finally signed the bill over the weekend. As...Show More Summary
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in the United States for the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The move from California, known for its leadership on public health and environmental issues, comes amid growing concern...
Bill Gates recently referred to the precarious way many of the worlds poorest people support their families -- through their small farms -- as a "high wire act." So many variables can thwart their harvest and drag them and their families back into poverty. Show More Summary
Tripp County landowners encouraged to contact Benzing to achieve wildlife habitat conservation goals Winner, S.D. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Pheasants Forever The post Nolan Benzing Hired as Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist in South Dakota appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
Join Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder down on CHARLIE’S FARM when the latest from up-and-coming Australian horrormesiter Chris Sun hits DVD next month. Alchemy has announced a November 3 street date for CHARLIE’S FARM, which also stars MAD MAX: FURY ROAD’s Nathan Jones in the title role, plus Tara Reid, Allira Jaques, Madeleine Kennedy and […]
A wildlife officer checks for signs of CWD. File photograph courtesy of USFWS. North Carolina legislators may expand deer farming opportunities in the state—and management of those farms might shift to make it happen. A new bill, on...Show More Summary
There has been a bill to make it illegal since 1999, but congress won't touch it.
Some 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. go into animal feed, primarily for the purpose of growth-promotion (or under the vague, confusing umbrella of “disease prevention”), a practice that researchers believe is contributing to the development of drug-resistant bacteria that sicken millions, and kill thousands, of Americans each year. Show More Summary
Bill and Suzy Vogler with a Greene Farms pizza. Photo by Robin D. Schatz About 11 years ago, Bill and Suzy Vogler, longtime San Francisco residents, bought a sprawling country property in Cornwallville, New York. They used to vacation in the area, visiting Bill's family, and they fell in love with the [...]
During the last farm bill debate we heard Congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance. While that statement may be true, it’s also true that crop insurance is heavily subsidized, providing...Show More Summary