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Hunting and Fishing Groups Grow Support for a Better CRP

Sportsmen’s coalition launches CRPworks.org, an online hub for information and action supporting improvement of the Farm Bill’s Conservation Reserve Program WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hunters and anglers who agree that the Conservation Reserve...Show More Summary

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Marvin Nelson Wants You to Fix His Cadillac

Rep. Marvin Nelson (D-Rolla) speaks in opposition to a corporate farming bill on the floor of the state House of Representatives in 2015. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune In North Dakota there is no law prohibiting the use of campaign dollars for personal things. Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse & CaseIH Host Farm to Fork Politics

Agri-Pulse and CaseIH are teaming up at Farm Progress Show to bring you everything you need to know for the upcoming election.  A special daily program, called “Farm to Fork Politics: Elections, Economics and the Next Farm Bill” will run on Aug 30, 31, and Sept 1 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Case IH tent, Lot 102. “With the November... Read More

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

#Peanut Growers Already Preparing for 2018 Farm Bill

It may seem like the last farm bill process just ended, because it did only two years ago, but already farm state legislators and agricultural organizations are looking ahead to starting the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations. Bob Redding of The Redding Group, who represents peanut farmers on Capitol Hill, talked about the preparations for 2018 at the 2016 Southern Peanut... Read More

House Ag Chairman Addresses #2016SPGC

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) told farmers at the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference this past weekend in Miramar Beach, Florida that preparations will start next year for the 2018 Farm Bill. “My goal is, as is the goal of every ag chairman, is to get it done before the current one expires, not have to have short term extensions and... Read More

Locavores Love Farms In Theory, But Practice Is Quite Different

“Farmers will continue to rely on off-farm income to pay their bills. They will choose loan payments over savings accounts, chicken feed over dental care. They will face the heartbreaking decision to leave their farms.”

Obama Signs Global Food Security Act to Promote Global Farms Development

A foreign aid bill commits the United States to continue aiding millions of farmers across the globe, reducing hunger, boosting yields and increasing incomes, President Barack Obama told guests at a global development conference in Washington, DC shortly after signing the legislation.

GMO Food Label Bill Passes Congress

A bill requiring food packages to carry information on genetically modified ingredients has passed Congress—and NPR reports that neither side of the debate is thrilled about it. Farm groups and food industry lobbyists are opposed to any kind of mandatory labeling, while those calling for GMO labels complain that...

Congressional Non: Non-Labeled GMO Food

Alan Guebart, the food and farm columnist for the Lincoln Journal Star, has written the best analysis of the Senate’s GMO bill that I’ve seen to date: “The Land of Non.” Now, courtesy of Congress, our non-legislating legislature, we might soon be buying non-label labeled food. Congress reached this state of higher non-ness by carefully […]

Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats for Tough Times

These are challenging days for those of us who eat. Food's expensive. The climate change we're experiencing is killing our crops and is going to make things even worse. The House Agriculture Committee's proposed Farm Bill takes a $16 billion chunk out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps progam). Show More Summary

CA Farmers Sue to Block 'Piece-Rate' Modifications

A California farming interest league has filed a complaint in Fresno County Court alleging that Assembly Bill 1513, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, is unconstitutionally vague, according to Court House News. The law is essentially an updated version of a pay scheme that California has had in place......

USDA Finalizes Crop Insurance Provisions

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the USDA says the final safety net provisions from the 2014 Farm Bill are now in place.  The new measures help protect farmers and ranchers agains weather disasters, market volatility and other risk factors.  Currently the RMA has put interim rules into place to complete provisions for some programs and give them the authority to... Read More

Marvin Nelson on Doug Burgum: “He Doesn’t Understand Government”

Rep. Marvin Nelson (D-Rolla) speaks in opposition to a corporate farming bill on the floor of the state House of Representatives in 2015. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune On Friday while guest hosting for Jay Thomas on WDAY AM970 I interviewed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marvin Nelson. Show More Summary

Naturally Beautiful Pioneer Farms Wedding in Warwick, New York

There’s nothing quite as fresh as farm weddings, and this gorgeous Pioneer Farms wedding in Warwick, New York is no exception! Jessica and Bill said “I do” among the farm’s rustic grounds, complete with bales of hay and free-roaming chickens. Show More Summary

Anglers Unite Against Big Sugar

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Discharge from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee is severely polluted with phosphorus and nitrates from sugar farming and development and has decimated seagrass flats that once supported a thriving fishery. Bill Kearney writes about how anglers like guide Mike Conner are uniting … more ?

Virginia GOP Halts Bill To Stop Child Labor On Tobacco Farms

This is a new low, even for the GOP. Virginia's House Republicans voted to block restrictions on child labor, in the perilous tobacco industry. It's true, these legislators have fought AGAINST laws protecting children from some very dangerous work. Show More Summary

Sanders avoids criticizing Clinton

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate May 22, 2016, 8:40 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary Clinton at the United Farm Workers' convention, and Bernie Sanders campaigns in Southern California. Hillary Clinton says she will look widely for a vice-presidential...

As he argues that he'd be the strongest Democratic nominee, Bernie Sanders softens criticism of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate May 22, 2016, 3:56 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary Clinton at the United Farm Workers' convention, and Bernie Sanders campaigns in Southern California. Hillary Clinton says she will look widely for a vice-presidential...

Bernie Sanders supporters sue to have California's voter registration extended until primary

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate May 22, 2016, 11:31 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary Clinton at the United Farm Workers' convention, and Bernie Sanders campaigns in Southern California. Hillary Clinton says she will look widely for a vice-presidential...

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