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Conaway Defends House on SNAP

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said at a forum Tuesday that the House vote on going to conference with the Senate on the farm bill will be held Wednesday or Monday.   Read more

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Epic Algae Blooms Strand South Florida in a Sea of Green

The 2018 wet season is off to the races in South Florida, setting up the scenario for algae-bloom troubles in the region again this year. Even before the rainy season officially started, record rainfall in May dropped more than 300% of the monthly averages across the region.   Read more

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Pennsylvania Township Bans ‘Industrial Farming,’ Is That Legal?

In a 2-1 vote, the supervisors of Todd Township in Huntingdon County, Penn., adopted a Community Bill of Rights ordinance that bans industrial farming. Proponents say it protects family farms, opponents say it’s anti-farming. Whether or not the ordinance will even hold up to state law is yet to be[…]

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US Trade, Immigration and Biofuel Policies Hit Farmers Hard

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.   Read more

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Farm Foundation President: Tariffs Hit Ag at Worst Time

President Donald Trump’s imposition on tariffs on other countries that have led to retaliatory tariffs on U.S. farm products could not have come at a worse time for American agriculture, Constance Cullman, president of the nonpartisan Farm Foundation, said this week while commenting on the latest agriculture outlook from the[…]

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