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Bruce Knight

Politics | 6/30/2014 3:46:13 PM

Soil Health Renaissance Part II: Formulating a Strategy

It may be possible to succeed in some businesses without trying, but that's certainly not going to work for agriculture.

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Politics | 6/22/2014 10:54:02 AM

The Next Dietary Guidelines Debate

There is a new question surrounding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now being drafted for release in 2015.

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Bruce Knight

Politics | 4/30/2014 12:30:14 PM

Soil Health Renaissance Part I: Measuring Soil Health

Every farm magazine seems to include an article these days focusing on improving soil health

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 3/30/2014 10:07:38 PM

Global food security

Agriculture is a business, a very big business. Whether you look at net farm income, agriculture exports or the number of people employed in the farm and food value chain

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Guest Author

Politics | 2/5/2014 11:05:22 AM

Congress approves common-sense food aid reforms

Last April, the future of America's premier international food aid program, Food for Peace (PL 480 Title II), was thrown into doubt when

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 11/24/2013 6:24:06 PM

A SNAP It's Not

Thanksgiving 2013-The food stamp program, currently called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has exploded in size and may now be

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Andrew McElwaine

Politics | 11/20/2013

Final farm bill must include Conservation Compliance, an old idea that's new again

In 1943, Hugh Hammond Bennett, the father of the modern soil conservation movement, wrote, Conservation farming put first things first


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Mark Edelman and Barry Flinchbaugh

Politics | 7/9/2013 3:39:31 PM

Governing from the middle or not

ME. The mainstream media has been prognosticating the demise of the Food and Farm

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Chuck Fluharty

Politics | 7/7/2013 4:42:00 PM

On Keeping It Well: The Farm Bill and the Fourth

Happy 237th Fourth of July, America! The 1787 Constitutional Convention

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 5/1/2013 8:19:55 AM

LSE Enters the GMO Discussion

The prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and have entered the GMO discussion

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 4/30/2013 9:34:05 PM

LSE Enters the GMO Discussion

The prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and have entered the GMO discussion

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Jon Scholl

Politics | 4/22/2013 2:27:27 PM

Producing Earth's bounty in a changing climate

Earth Day is always a time to reflect on how we can be the best stewards of our precious natural resources

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Bruce Knight

Politics | 4/19/2013 2:08:05 PM

Conservation Programs 2013 delayed NOT deleted

What's happening with conservation programs for 2013? Will there be sign-ups?


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Mark Edelman and Barry Flinchbaugh

Politics | 4/17/2013 12:50:18 PM

Budgets, Biofuels and farm bill in play

Well Professor, it almost seems like ancient history, but the sequestration seemed to come and go without much impact.

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Chuck Fluharty

Politics | 4/7/2013 1:05:22 PM

Rural America, Urban America, or E Pluribus Unum?

We live in a nation where deep cultural, social, political, and regional divisions are exacerbated by those receiving benefit

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 4/1/2013 8:01:25 AM

Open Data for Agriculture

Later this month, on April 29 and 30th, the G-8 will host an important meeting on Open Data for Agriculture

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Bruce Knight

Politics | 3/21/2013 7:06:55 AM

Increasing Profitability, Reducing Risk: Cover Crops

As we look at ways to increase profitability and reduce environmental risk, cover crops just keep popping up


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Mark Edelman and Barry Flinchbaugh

Politics | 3/3/2013 4:35:42 PM

Farm Bill Philosophy and Public Policy

ME. In regards to the stalled farm bill debate, perhaps we have received a dose of clarity in farm-country philosophy.

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 3/1/2013 7:45:59 AM

School Nutrition Update

School nutrition is front and center these days. At the USDA Outlook Conference, Secretary Vilsack proudly pointed out

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Larry Combest

Politics | 2/21/2013 3:02:22 PM

The wrong way to turn off budget sequestration

Last year, the Senate and House Agriculture Committees approved farm bills saving $23 billion and $35 billion, respectively, to help Uncle Sam

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Bruce Knight

Politics | 2/21/2013 7:28:45 AM

Sustainable Intensification: Getting the Most from the Land

Have you heard enough about the farm bill for awhile? I'm certainly tired of writing about it, and I want to switch

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Marshall Matz

Politics | 2/1/2013 8:10:20 AM

Talking Forestry to Democrats

With Bill Imbergamo - Last month this column made the point that that farmers and production agriculture had to do a more effective job of communicating


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Mark Edelman and Barry Flinchbaugh

Politics | 1/23/2013 3:17:33 PM

A Tale of Two Legacies

ME. Professor, when the Cooperative Extension Service was started 100 years ago, the farm population peaked at 32 million

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Jon Scholl

Politics | 1/22/2013 11:49:41 AM

Agriculture Must Remain Unified and Strong

Like many folks, I have been wrestling with some of the questions Secretary Tom Vilsack posed recently regarding the future of rural America, citing the recent farm bill process
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