Michael Pollan sees a farm bill opening

By JOHN LAUINGER   11/17/2017 10:00 AM EST MICHAEL POLLAN SEES A FARM BILL OPENING: Journalist turned author and advocate Michael Pollan sees an “unprecedented opportunity” for the public — including himself — to get involved in food and farm policy after the introduction of Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s alternative farm bill. “I’m hoping to be more engaged,” Pollan said during… Continue reading Michael Pollan sees a farm bill opening

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A hotel for anti-Trump protesters is coming to D.C.

By: ILANA NOVICK The resistance will have a juice bar and cost $200-$300 a night. From the first anti-Trump protests erupting the day after the 2016 election, the bottom-feeders of America contemplated how to make activism lucrative. Some even offered diamond-encrusted safety pins. Now, those capitalizing on the political moment have found their next opportunity for profit on… Continue reading A hotel for anti-Trump protesters is coming to D.C.

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Women in Ag: Meet the lady who gave up life in the U.S to help run a beef & dairy farm!

Californian native Cori Calvert’s casual holiday to the Emerald Isle a number of years ago changed and shaped her progressive future. It was during this period that Ms Calvert discovered a new business idea- a major niche in the Irish market. Before setting foot on Irish soil, the California State University, Fresno graduate held a… Continue reading Women in Ag: Meet the lady who gave up life in the U.S to help run a beef & dairy farm!

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Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics

A raw dairy near Victor, Idaho, takes organic farming one step further by Lex Nelson     November 08, 2017 The website for Paradise Springs Farm, a raw dairy set against the Tetons on the Idaho-Wyoming border, is less an advertisement for its product than a biography of its cows. The resident bull, Justin Timberlake, is caught in his profile… Continue reading Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics

Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don’t buy the science

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate change. By: Shannon Sims in Cameron Parish, Louisiana In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in… Continue reading Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don’t buy the science

Agriculture Secretary Perdue Details Response to Recent Wildfires

Release No. 0086.17 Forests and Grasslands in Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies Affected (Washington. D.C., August 21, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today outlined the U.S. Forest Service’s assets and responses to a recent outbreak of extreme wildfires over large parts of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies.  The fires, affecting forests and… Continue reading Agriculture Secretary Perdue Details Response to Recent Wildfires

Rep. Goodlatte picks up agriculture lobbyist

Posted by Keturah Hetrick on Aug. 17, 2017 Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has added the cream of the crop to his staff roster. Scott Bennett, formerly an agricultural lobbyist, is now Goodlatte’s legislative assistant. He’ll focus on agricultural issues for the congressman, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee. Bennett comes from Keys Group, a small lobbying shop… Continue reading Rep. Goodlatte picks up agriculture lobbyist

H-2A Contracts, Costs and Considerations

By: Jaci Schreckengost The H-2A program is a guest-worker program that allows people from other countries to come to the United States on a visa as agricultural employees for temporary, seasonal work. Many industries are beginning to use H-2A due to uncertainty over the domestic labor supply, says Fritz Roka, an associate professor of agriculture economics… Continue reading H-2A Contracts, Costs and Considerations

Pomegranate Possibilities

By: Jaci Schreckengost Despite the fact there is still a lot to learn about the growth of pomegranates in Florida, researchers are continuing to see the possibility of this fruit as a citrus alternative. Bill Castle, who retired from the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in… Continue reading Pomegranate Possibilities

Morning Agriculture: Farmers Like Trump, But Worry About Farm Bill

FARMERS LIKE TRUMP, BUT WORRY ABOUT FARM BILL: President Donald Trump’s support may be starting to slip with his base (per some polls), but a new Farm Futures survey has found that a majority of farmers (55 percent) would give Trump an “A” or “B” if they were assigning a grade to him on domestic… Continue reading Morning Agriculture: Farmers Like Trump, But Worry About Farm Bill