Dairy producers across the country found themselves caught between a slump in milk prices this year at the same time the cost of corn and hay continued to be high. For small to mid-size producers like Eric Fonda in upstate New York, USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage program proved to be a godsend.
A slate of actions aimed at preparing the Pacific Northwest for a scenario in which four dams on the Lower Snake River are breached appears to be under consideration as the Biden Administration looks to resolve a 22-year-long legal dispute over declining salmon populations, according to a draft settlement document circulated by four House lawmakers.
Despite overwhelming evidence that poor diets contribute to preventable illness and many leading causes of death;– including heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes – doctors and other health professionals get little training in nutrition in medical school and other education.
Farmers who intend to use H-2A workers in 2024 will have to offer pay raises of up to 7%, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation analysis of the USDA farm labor report on which the wage rates are based.