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Anglers Unite Against Big Sugar

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

5 days 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

5 days 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...

Hillary Clinton says her husband could work in her administration, and her running mate could be an outsider

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate May 22, 2016, 10:15 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...

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Clinton says she'd consider an outsider as a running mate May 22, 2016, 10:15 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...

No. Carolina Lawmakers Attack New Energy

NC bill takes aim at wind power and solar energy John Murawski. May 18, 2016 (The News and Observer) “Green energy advocates are aghast at the latest energy proposal in the state legislature to regulate wind farms and solar farms, aShow More Summary

Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley to star in Wild Game

Horror icons Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley have a ton of shared credits, having worked together on THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, CHARLIE'S FARM, OLD 37, SMOTHERED, the upcoming DEATH HOUSE, and more. You can add another film to that long...Show More Summary

India: Yet Another Example of Really Bad Government Damaging Really Good Farms

We American conservatives have long loathed our domestic Farm Bill – for many, many very good reasons. It is a Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal collectivism relic – filled-to-the-brim with centralized nonsense that hamstrings our farm sector. Show More Summary

Bill Marler on what is and is not working in the food safety system

The latest Salmonella outbreak comes courtesy of Pacific Coast Fruit Company, which produces Taylor Farms Organic Power Greens Kale Medley. Alas, Salmonella do not care whether or not vegetables are USDA Certified Organic—even kale. Coral Beach discusses the details of the investigation into this outbreak at Food Safety News this morning. And food safety lawyer […]

Hawaii May Become The First State To Help Farms Go Organic

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to approve tax credits for organic farmers, a huge potential boost for the industry. A bill now awaiting Gov. David Ige's signature would provide farmers up to $50,000 in tax credits to help offset the costs of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Show More Summary

Legislative alert: The attack on Solar farms continues

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

If this bill becomes law, you won't see any more renewable projects being built: § 143?215.127. Setback and landscape buffer requirements. (a) Setback requirements. – A wind or renewable energy facility shall be sited no nearer than one and one?half miles from the property line of any adjacent parcels. Show More Summary

A New Study Comes Down Hard on the Actual Benefits of Urban Farming

These two are set at least. Everyone from Bill de Blasio to René Redzepi extols the virtues of urban farming, but what if it turns out that adding all this sweat and artisanal hand spades to compost isn't actually helping alleviate world...Show More Summary

CRP Sign-up: High Demand

Secretary Vilsack Suggests Congress look at larger CRP in 2018 Farm Bill St. Paul, Minn. – May 5, 2016 – U.S. Department The post CRP Sign-up: High Demand appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

WSJ:Goat Herd Helps Trump Lower Tax Bite

Wall Street Journal, Goat Herd Helps Trump Lower Tax Bite: Donald Trump has found a solution that cuts both his grass and his tax bill: Goats. The Republican presidential front-runner’s small goat herd, combined with hay farming and wood cutting, let him qualify for a New Jersey farmland tax break...

Photos of 1930s rural America ruined with hole punches, creating the greatest photoshop challenge ever

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The US Farm Security Administration commissioned hundreds of thousands of photos in the 1930s and 40s, representing an unparalleled record of the times. Unfortunately, as revealed in an exhibition curated by Bill McDowell, many of the shots were badly damaged with hole punches. Show More Summary

Karen Huger Blames Ashley Darby’s Lack Of Boundaries On Her Not Being A Parent

Listen up, ye unwashed hordes! The Grand Dame, Mrs. Black Bill Gates Karen Huger, has a lesson for us all, and it does not involve etiquette! It does involve Karen putting on her Judgy McJudgenstein farm overalls to school Ashley Darby once again on the ways of a Proper Potomac Lady. Show More Summary

Audio: Kevin Cramer Says He Endorsed Donald Trump Because Ted Cruz Opposes The Farm Bill/Sugar Program

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer made waves at the NDGOP convention over the weekend by endorsing polarizing presidential candidate Donald Trump. In my column about the endorsement I suggested that Cramer was maybe trolling us, endorsing in part Trump because his Democrat challenger in the House blasted him on it. Part of my case for...

Farm Bill Survey Helps Shape NFU Policy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is offering growers a chance to have their opinions heard regarding the next Farm Bill by offering a survey for farm and ranch families across the U.S.  The survey is in addition to multiple member listening sessions being held that also offer a chance for feedback. “As a farmer-led organization, we work closely with our... Read More

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