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Farm Bill Debate Deserves Bi-Party Inclusion

Last Friday (May 18), the farm bill failed to pass the U.S. House, falling 213 to 198, undone by a group of Republican congressmen demanding a vote on a bill to restrict legal immigration.

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Some Positive Buzz about Honey Bee Numbers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a positive report on honey bee colonies this past spring. The number of commercial U.S. honey bee colonies was 2.89 million as of April 1–3% more colonies than during the same time frame in 2016. The total number of honey bee colonies lost was[…]

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Immigration Reform Must Consider Labor Needs

Former U.S. Representative Charlie Stenholm teaches a class on agriculture, energy, and food policy at Tarleton State University. The article below includes views and recommendations from that class, which have been “respectfully submitted to House and Senate Ag Committees.”   Read more

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