By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau SOYBEANS: Gov. Terry McAuliffe talks up agricultural exports at Montague Farms in Windsor. (Photo: Cain Madden — Tidewater News) This week, Virginia is subsidizing non-genetically modified soybeans for South Korean markets, while reaping little in return for Virginians. The budget impasse over the Medicaid expansion is costing the...
HELPING HAND: Gov. Terry McAuliffe talks up agricultural exports at Montague Farms in Windsor. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau WINDSOR, Va. — The state of Virginia is helping an agricultural giant sell non-genetically modified soybeans to South Korea — while reaping little value at home. Gov. Terry McAuliffe this week announced $14,100 in...
Farmer and rancher members of Farm Bureau from around the country officially kicked off the organization’s new “Our Food Link” program in conjunction with a conference for state leaders of Women’s Leadership and Promotion & Education programs. “Our Food Link … Continue reading ?
Monsanto Company announced that it has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE magazine. American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President and Treasurer Julie Anna Potts and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer presented Rep. Glenn … Continue reading ?
By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve The South Carolina Farm Bureau, considered the state’s most influential farm organization, has not been secret about its opposition to state legislation that would regulate large water withdrawals by farmers. Show More Summary
Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states -- many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the Chesapeake states -- joined the Farm Bureau's efforts to derail the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers. Show More Summary
New drought relief legislation in the U.S. Senate has garnered support from Western Growers Association and the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Here is your primer on all things related to the Utah stream access battle courtesy of Trib Talk. Kris Olson of Utah Stream Access Coalition, Randy Parker of the Utah Farm Bureau, and Tribune outdoor editor and environmental reporter Brett Prettyman join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss balancing public access with private property rights.
Last week, shortly after news broke that he’d be getting a primary challenger, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring sent an email to members of the North Dakota Farm Bureau (the group backing his challenger) explaining some of his more controversial policy positions and admitting to some inappropriate conduct with staff. Show More Summary
Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau. This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me". An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 2014 issue caught my eye and struck a chord that I feel is worth sharing. Show More Summary
Regular readers may recall that I’m not a big fan of this Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation data series, as it is unusually noisy and subject to further revisions and modeling adjustments. (See Ignore Today’s — and Most — Jobs Reports). As we discussed not too long ago, the Employment Situation report is “the...Read More
By Rob Port | North Dakota Watchdog POLITICALLY INCORRECT: North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring admited in an email to members of the North Dakota Farm Bureau that he had made an inappropriate comment to staff. BISMARCK, N.D. Show More Summary
Yesterday we got news that there would be a Republican challenger to incumbent Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring. Judy Estenson, who appears to have the backing of the North Dakota Farm Bureau, is set to announce her candidacy today. Early this morning I was forwarded an email sent out by Goehring to supporters in which he... Show More Summary
By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau ST. PAUL, Minn.— The backers of a southeastern Minnesota wind farm touted as a model for other communities face a $3.3-million lawsuit in U.S. District Court filed by the South Korean company that manufactured and financed the turbines for the Winona County Wind project. Show More Summary
A most interesting report on the other side of the horrible botched farm bill, from the always-readable Molly Ball, at the Atlantic: …. The members of the Farm Bureau—an overwhelmingly conservative, strongly Republican group—have traditionally...Show More Summary
In the continuing tug-of-war between states and the EPA, the Clean Water Act is again up for review in the Third Circuit. Not just an environmental issue, cases such as this illustrate the difficulty in finding a balance of power between the state and federal government. Background The American Farm......
For those of you who were in Atlanta in 2011 for the American Farm Bureau annual meeting and AG CONNECT expo, you know what Atlanta is like when it gets very rare snow. We have it again here for the … Continue reading ?
SLOW GROWN: Brian and Kimberley Criley are fighting for greater farm and food freedom in Virginia. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Would you rather eat a pie made in your grandmother’s kitchen, or one churned out by an industrial bakery? That question constitutes the basic ingredient of the “Food Freedom”... Show More Summary
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau WEEK IN REVIEW: Skeptics aren’t so sure about Arlington’s bike expansion plan; transparency advocates want rewards for all whistle-blowers. Transparency, bikes and farms lead the headlines this week in the Old Dominion. Show More Summary
FIGHT ON: Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta could be getting more ammunition in her fight with county officials. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta is hailing a bill that would give property owners a legal club to pummel overreaching government officials. Show More Summary