Posts Tagged ‘commodity crops’

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Stands Up for the 90% of Local Farmers

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Stands Up for the 90% of Local Farmers

Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

February 24, 2011. “For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high […]

A Conversation With Dan Imhoff-Part 4: Shifting Winds

A Conversation With Dan Imhoff-Part 4: Shifting Winds

Cooking Up a Story: Food News Furthering the conversation, Dan Imhoff explains how there are cracks appearing in the alliance. A number of opposing interest groups may be coming together to push the Farm Bill toward rewarding better farming practices: encouraging farmers to grow nutritious foods, and employ farming methods that preserve the land for […]

A Conversation With Dan Imhoff-Part 2: Historical Roots and Evolution of the Farm Bill

A Conversation With Dan Imhoff-Part 2: Historical Roots and Evolution of the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every 5 to 7 years. But upon passage, that is just the beginning of a yearly battle for allocation of those funds. Part 2 reveals the surprising truth about what the Farm Bill really offers, and how it has evolved from its original purpose.

A Conversation with Dan Imhoff: An Introduction to the Farm Bill-Part 1

A Conversation with Dan Imhoff: An Introduction to the Farm Bill-Part 1

In part 1, Daniel Imhoff explains the historical roots of the federal Farm Bill, arguably the single, biggest piece of legislation that effects land use in the U.S., and as he himself notes, most average citizens know little about this important bill. The current farm bill is a 90 billion dollar federal program that supports […]