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 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.
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
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 I have posted a new essay on why farm subsidies should be repealed at DownsizingGovernment.org.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
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 […]
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
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 […]
We less government types have loathed the Farm Bill - since there was a Farm Bill. Because we loathe government inanity - and the Farm Bill is full of it. The Farm Bill is Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal era central planning. Which...Show More Summary
In his Email newsletter on Friday, House Ag Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) highlighted issues associated with the Conservation Reserve Program and the Farm Bill. Specfically, Rep. Peterson stated that: “This week I had a chance to sit down with Pheasants Forever’s Dave Nomsen to talk about the future of the Conservation Reserve […]
The first American housing project that puts an urban farm intentionally in the centre of a community has begun to win awards and serve its first harvest. It is billed as California's first farm-to-table new home community and aims to become a state-of-the-art sustainable urban farming showcase.
Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 to “addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources and increasing flexibility through existing programs administered by the U.S. Show More Summary
Yes, if Sen. Debbie Stabenow has her way.
On Monday, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced a new federal urban farming bill that her office says will “create new economic opportunities in cities and towns across Michigan...Show More Summary
While the candidates may weigh in during tonight’s debate on issues such as immigration and trade, which are important to agriculture, it’s not likely they will address topics such as the farm bill and biotechnology. So, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) went to both nominees and asked them the same questions on a number of issues that concern farmers... Read More
If you live in farm country, the Farm Bill shapes your landscape. Whether through crop insurance, FSA loans, conservation programs, training opportunities, or any of the other dozens of policies included in this giant piece of legislation, chances are you interact with Farm Bill policy on a regular basis. Show More Summary
He helped shape the nation’s farm policy during his decade in Congress.
Recall that DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported last week that, “The National Farmers Union [NFU] is calling on Congress to pass disaster aid and consider starting work early on a new farm bill as they and other ag leaders seek to draw more attention to the state of the farm economy.” The DTN […]
Our growing population is no joke. According to Bill Gates, global populations are projected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. In order to continue feeding 9 billion people, food production will need to increase by 70-100%. Farmers...Show More Summary
AUTOMATION FOR LABOR DAY: A massive rise in the popularity of self-driving farm tractors is predicted, as “California State Assembly recently passed a bill that received minimal recognition by the press, outside of the state, but has substantial negative consequences for basically everyone in the country. Once signed by Jerry Brown, the bill, known as […]
For the last 80 years, farm workers have toiled for long hours in grueling conditions with little or no overtime pay. On Monday, California lawmakers passed a bill that would change that. If signed by the governor, the law would make...Show More Summary