In his recent articles, Purdue Extension ag economist Roman Keeney explains the ways the farm bill has changed agricultural policy, outlines the new farm revenue protection programs and helps farmers start to evaluate their program decisions.
Despite its name, the Farm Bill isn’t just about helping farmers. It’s a jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a research bill, and a conservation bill — and it’s about growing our economy.
Last week 52 members of Congress urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a letter to acknowledge that the current ag worker protection standards are “limited” and “insufficient” to protect workers from the hazards of handling pesticides.
The CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014 will provide for a two-year extension of the program and provide important guidance to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on key issues of importance to chemical security.
The current Farm Bill legislation falls short in helping farmers prepare for the fundamental long-term food and agriculture challenges posed by a number of factors, according to AGree’s four co-chairs.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities.