The dairy program created by the new farm bill is proving to have nationwide appeal and attracting big farms in California, Idaho and Texas.
In California, which is by far the nation0s largest producer of milk, 69 percent of the state0s 1,515 farms enrolled in
More than 100 conservation projects aimed at protecting water quality, restoring critical wildlife habitat and addressing other environmental challenges will get federal matching funds under a groundbreaking program authorized by the new farm bill. The 115 projects include one aimed at pre
More than half of the nation's dairy farms have signed up for the Margin Protection Program, created by the new farm bill to protect farmer incomes from spikes in feed costs and collapses in milk prices. The more than 23,000 enrolled farms have about 59 percent of total U.S.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who has clashed with the agricultural biotech industry, has been named the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations panel that writes budgets for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration.
A top lobbyist for food and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc. who was formerly a top aide to Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is taking over as the panel?s chief of staff as it prepares to rewrite federal child nutrition policy. Joel Leftwich served Roberts as deputy staff director f