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The Conservation Stewardship
Program (CSP) offers technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers
to maintain high standards of resource conservation and environmental
stewardship while also pursuing additional conservation improvements.
29, 2016 - A new era in agriculture opened on Monday as the Federal Aviation
Administration new regulations for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft, or drones,
went into effect.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2016 - Minnesota farmer John Svihel has agreed to pay about $576,000 in back wages and other restitution to Caribbean workers after paying them illegally low wages and withholding the difference for his personal spending.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 - A new report by the North
Carolina Clean Energy
Technology Center (NCCETC) found a "tremendous amount" of activity among
the 50 U.S. states involving distributed solar policy.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2016 - Rapid increases in
productivity have more than doubled U.S. agricultural output since the end of
World War II, allowing food production to keep pace with or exceed population
growth. But several voices have begun to question...
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.