More than 200 leaders from organic businesses, farms, and ranches of all sizes from all regions of the country are coming to Washington this week with one goal in mind: Repair the organic public-private partnership and halt the bureaucratic foot-dragging that is stymying this vibrant industry.
Almost one year ago, a report was published that highlighted astonishing findings: states were abusing federal loopholes to waive food stamp work requirements for as many able-bodied adults as possible.
If you’d like to see changes in conservation practice standards, now’s your chance. Until April 25, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting comments as part of its review of conservation practice standards mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill and designed to improve the standards and increase flexibility.
We are on the cusp of a critical leap forward in agriculture related to data. This advancement will provide critical information to farmers who are working continuously to produce more using fewer resources. Improved data analysis will also help us extract meaning from data already being collected but not being utilized to its fullest potential. We know many on-farm practices are benefiting the environment, and this data could help verify them.