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Kuster hosting session for stakeholders on 2018 Farm Bill

New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is inviting local farmers, foresters, conservationists and others to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill at a session in Hanover. The bill is reauthorized every five … Click to Continue »

Secretary Perdue in Florida

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Citrus Expo in Fort Myers, Florida this week to learn more about citrus greening and hold a farm bill listening session with Congressman Francis Rooney of the local district. The only...Show More Summary

Momentum Builds for Bobwhites in Arkansas with Addition of Quail Forever Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

North Little Rock, Ark. – Aug. 15, 2017 – Quail Forever and its partners have selected Ryan Diener as the organization’s first Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist in the state of Arkansas. Stationed in North Little Rock, Diener willShow More Summary

Quail Forever Hires Their First Biologist in Arkansas

Quail Forever and its partners have selected Ryan Diener as the organization’s first Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist in the state of Arkansas. This post Quail Forever Hires Their First Biologist in Arkansas appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Knott’s Berry Farm announces new roller coaster, Hangtime, where riders will reach 57 mph

BUENA PARK – Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch their breath. Then the track will seem to vanish  – sending thrill-seekers plunging down what is billed as California’s steepest roller coaster drop. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, in concert with National Roller […]

Farm Bill should ban eating dogs and horses, along with instituting other key animal welfare reforms

This year's Farm Bill presents an opportunity for Congress to pass several animal protection bills, two of which -- the PAST Act and the SAFE Act -- would take great strides to improve the lives of horses. Photo by Ashlei Martin/Black...Show More Summary

Farm Bill Conservation Investments Benefit Waterfowl Everywhere

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published The State of the Birds 2017 report, documenting the benefits of the Farm Bill. This post Farm Bill Conservation Investments Benefit Waterfowl Everywhere appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Meet our 2018 Farm Bill team

The upcoming 2018 Farm Bill is in the works and we want your voice heard! The Center for Rural Affairs has been working diligently to advocate for rural America in a variety of areas including conservation, crop insurance, and beginning farmer assistance. Congress’ agriculture committees who write the Farm Bill have started hearings already. Show More Summary

What should the farm bill really look like and do?

Representative Earl Blumenauer (Dem-OR), whose portfolio addresses many issues of concern to his constituents, is doing something particularly courageous: taking on the farm bill. As part of a “sing your own farm bill” initiative, he has produced Growing Opportunities: Reforming the Farm Bill for Every American. This should be required reading for anyone interested in trying […]

Farm Bill conservation investments benefit waterfowl

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2017 – The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published The State of the Birds 2017 report, documenting the benefits of the Farm Bill. Serving as America’s single largest source of conservation...Show More Summary

USDA Getting #BackToOurRoots

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been on a five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour to gather input on the 2018 Farm Bill, meeting with farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, students, governors, USDA employees, and other stakeholders. Show More Summary

Lexington used city money to pay horse farm's legal fees

Some Lexington council members are raising questions about spending city money to pay a Kentucky horse farm owner's legal bills. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the city paid $21,380 to the … Click to Continue »

State of the Birds 2017 Report Released

For more than three decades, the Farm Bill has been an effective tool for wildlife conservation, sustaining essential habitat for more than 100 species. This post State of the Birds 2017 Report Released appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Udall introduces bill to ban brain-damaging insecticide that EPA decided can still be used on farms

Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and seven other Democratic senators introduced a bill Tuesday to regulate or ban a neurotoxic insecticide if the Environmental Protection Agency cannot prove it is safe. You can read a summary of the bill, S. Show More Summary

Research calls for enhancing long-term benefits of Farm Bill programs

Many farmers, ranchers, and landowners rely on voluntary conservation incentive programs within the Farm Bill to make improvements to their land and operations that benefit them, the environment, and society.

Research calls for enhancing long-term benefits of Farm Bill programs

(Virginia Tech) Ultimately, incentive programs that assist landowners with conservation efforts benefit the population as a whole. 'Private lands conservation is critical,' Dayer said. 'Often when we think about land for wildlife, we think about national parks or protected areas, but those are a small proportion. In the US, 60 percent of the land is privately owned.'

Montana ruling casts shadow over future of solar farm

Plans to build Montana's largest solar farm are in jeopardy after state regulators set contract terms the developer says is unworkable. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2v4nXyf) the Montana Public Service … Click to Continue »

Setting Peanut Priorities for the Farm Bill

Every farm bill gets a little more difficult to pass with an increasingly urban Congress, which is why the peanut industry needs an advocate like Bob Redding in Washington, D.C. Redding has already been involved in early farm bill preparations, such as the first House Ag Committee listening session held recently in Gainesville, Florida. Show More Summary

Congressmen Talk Farm Bill at Peanut Meeting

U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Saturday. Show More Summary

Forests in the Farm Coalition Ask for Improvements on Next Farm Bill

These forests play an integral role in our environment, in sustaining America’s rural economies, by providing more than 50 percent of the nation’s wood. This post Forests in the Farm Coalition Ask for Improvements on Next Farm Bill appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

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