In this opinion piece, former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., discusses strategies that she believes the farming community can undertake to lessen the impact of inflation, while the government also works on solutions.
Projects to conserve and restore grasslands are among the biggest beneficiaries of $197 million in grants awarded Friday under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which uses local contributions to maximize funding for each project.
The climate funding package that Senate Democrats have agreed on should make it easier to pass the next farm bill while helping consumers and producers deal with climate change, says a Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Tina Smith of Minnesota.
Cory Booker is on a mission to fix what he calls the “broken American food system.” As one of the newest members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the New Jersey Democrat and vegan is positioned to shape the next farm bill.
Conservation groups hoping to preserve waterfowl habitat on more than 800,000 acres of land have proposed a $375 million Environmental Quality Incentives Program initiative that would pay farmers to conserve small wetlands and flood rive fields after harvest.
Producers, lawmakers, and administration staffers all agree on the benefits of the technical assistance provided by Agriculture Department conservation officials. The only issue is getting the funding – and the people – to make it happen.
In this opinion piece, Brandon Hunnicutt a farmer from Nebraska and chairman of Field to Market discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the value chain in supporting farmers as they transition to sustainable practices.