Posted by Vic Tolomeo, Pacific Region Director, National Agricultural Statistics Service in Conservation The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight new Census data and the power of the information to shape the future of American agriculture.… Continue reading California Boasts Unique and Powerful Agricultural Industry
When Yer Yang lost her poultry farm in rural Cassville to foreclosure in 2012, she was convinced someone from the government would help her. The Hmong widow wrote to numerous state and federal officials, and at one point she even went to Washington, hoping she would get help from President Barack Obama. Instead, the federal… Continue reading Hmong Widow Struggles After Losing Poultry Farm
The crime was fishing. The year was 1945. The boy was 14. It was his first offense, but it would not be his last. Billy Frank Jr. continued to fish, and he continued to get arrested — more than 50 times over the next decades. He was not out to cause trouble. The goal was… Continue reading Billy Frank Jr., 83, Defiant Fighter for Native Fishing Rights
Please enjoy another dry story about water, where we tell you science-y stuff and that the answer is, once again, it depends. Don’t forget to enjoy the song included in the piece. Yes, cattle can graze without leaving streams in toilet-like conditions. We all know this. And when researchers at UC Davis confirmed that grazing… Continue reading Are Cattle Grazing and Clean Water Compatible on Public Lands?
A New York Times investigation into black farmers’ lawsuit and associated settlements vindicates conservative journalists’ concerns.
[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 118 (Thursday, August 5, 2010)] [Senate] [Pages S6836-S6837] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PIGFORD SETTLEMENT Mrs. HAGAN. Madam President, I rise to associate myself with the remarks of the chair of the Agriculture Committee, Senator Lincoln, as well as Senators Grassley and Landrieu, concerning… Continue reading USDA Pigford Settlement: Congressional Record, Volume 156 Issue 118 (Thursday, August 5, 2010)
Four years after Vice President Dick Cheney spearheaded a massive energy bill that exempted natural gas drilling from federal clean water laws, Congress is having second thoughts about the environmental dangers posed by the burgeoning industry. With growing evidence that the drilling can damage water supplies, Democratic leaders in Congress are circulating legislation that would… Continue reading Natural Gas Politics