Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Opinion

Michael Pollan: In Perspective

Leading food aid and farm policy spokesperson, Marshall Matz, takes Michael Pollan to task for what his overly simplified cheap food policy suggestions would mean for the world's hungry in an Agri-Pulse commentary.
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Wind, Rain, and Fire

National Journal Daily it was reported that the Vice President’s working group had not yet settled on a plan to raise the debt ceiling while cutting federal spending
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A Place at the Table

We need to make sure that our customers here and abroad understand that there is no way that organic farming alone can produce the food we need today to feed nearly 7 billion people
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Food and Fuel Myths

Leading agricultural economists debate food vs. fuel myths in a new opinion piece on www.Agri-Pulse.com
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A Farm Bill Diet We Should Not Swallow

Given that America’s farmland must be able to feed billions more people each year on a shrinking land base, cutting conservation programs in the farm bill would be woefully shortsighted.
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Trifecta for Truth

In modern day Washington, we have reached the stage where anytime anyone even mutters the truth it’s worth popping a cork over. Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest explains why.
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Conservation cuts: fair or foul?

The recent budget deal negotiated between Congress and the President for funding the federal government this year will reduce spending on USDA agricultural conservation programs by more than $800 million.
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