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WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 - Congress has
cleared a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government running until
December, averting a shutdown that could have occurred when the new fiscal year
starts this Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate
is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's
first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy
and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sept. 23, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted illegally
when it imposed new safety requirements on fertilizer dealers without giving
them a chance to comment, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Just 10 days after the U.S. announced a trade dispute challenging China's domestic corn, wheat, and rice price supports, China on Friday announced anti-dumping duties on U.S. dried distiller's grains (DDGS).
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 22, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) opened its 2016 annual meeting today by calling for the federal government to allow the states to play a greater role in policymaking in the next administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - In what could be his final appearance on Capitol Hill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the farm economy as basically sound but appealed for flexibility from Congress to aid dairy producers and other struggling sectors.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The water resources
bill that the Senate recently passed on a near-unanimous vote of 95-3 also
includes a states-first approach for regulating the disposal and recycling of coal
ash, a measure strongly opposed by environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Long-time carbon-pricing advocate Bill McKibben insists that putting a steadily increasing price on carbon emissions is essential but won't be enough to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Sterling Liddell, Senior Vice President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Discussion on a new farm bill has begun across the country and in Washington with calls to get an early start on new policy. Some analysts believe the nation is on the verge of another farm crisis. In this interview, Sterling Liddell offers evidence of financial stress he sees growing on crop farms and highlights factors indicating a significant paradigm shift he believes farmers will have to traverse to survive the economic downturn. Liddell believes the Conservation Reserve Program needs to be revised to help manage crop acres and reduce land costs on marginal acres.