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WASHINGTON, Sept.11, 2016 - Farmers will be lobbying Congress on issues ranging from agribusiness mergers to the Trans-Pacific Partnership this week, and lawmakers appear to be near a deal to keep the government running into the new fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 - EPA violated the Freedom of Information Act by releasing personal information, including phone numbers and email addresses, of the owners of concentrated animal feeding operations, a federal appeals court ruled today.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - More school cafeterias are using strategies to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and other healthy choices, while expanding student access to school meals through government programs such as the Community Eligibility Provision, according to a new national survey of school meal program operators.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - The number of U.S. households where people don't get enough to eat dropped significantly last year, but the level of food insecurity still remains higher than before the 2008 recession, according to a USDA report.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Sept. 8, 2016 - Bayer officials are not officially commenting on any details related to its latest offer to purchase U.S-based seed and crop protection company Monsanto, but the life science company is making the case for how it plans to be a long-term industry player with an expanded portfolio of outcome-based solutions for farmers.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - One of the nation's most influential conservative organizations is calling on Congress to phase out commodity subsidies and end federal support for revenue-based crop insurance.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016 - The House and Senate hold a kick-off conference meeting Thursday to launch the process of reconciling sharp differences between competing versions of the energy bill that Congress hopes to finalize this year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Call it CSP 3.0. The
Natural Resources Conservation Service is preparing to roll out a series of
major changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program designed to make it easier for...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Senators Chuck
Schumer of New York and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are urging U.S. Trade
Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to
Sept. 4, 2016 - Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first time since
mid-July for a month-long session in which they must pass a stopgap bill to
keep the government running until when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1
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.