Category Archives: Farm Bill

Tony Tooke as New Forest Service Chief

    Washington, D.C., August 21, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and … Continue reading

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Where is Missouri’s soil going?

 Mary Anne Meyers – Sun, 18 Aug 2013 KMTLand (St Louis) — The combination of last year’s record drought and this year’s heavy spring rains has scientists wondering if efforts to restore Missouri farmland are going to waste. Thirty years … Continue reading

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Pass a Strong Farm Bill

Posted on June 17, 2013 by greatlakesoutdoors The Farm Bill will be going to the House floor this week – by Wednesday – with a vote possible as early as Thursday. If you care about our Great Lakes, our wetlands … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Paying Attention? We’ve Lost 9.7 Million Acres of CRP Land in Five Years

By K. McDonald on March 7th, 2013     SWCS Conservation NewsBriefs The amount of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), at 27.1 million acres, is down by 26 percent, or 9.7 million acres in the past five years, to … Continue reading

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Biofuels Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates

By Joe Hitchon WASHINGTON, Feb 23 2013 (IPS) – The rush for biofuels in the United States has seen farmers converting the United States’ prairie lands to farms at rates comparable with deforestation levels in Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia – … Continue reading

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