Farm Bill 2012

Thousands of farmers and ranchers from around the country have benefited from trainings and educational events paid for by the USDA’s funding initiative, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.  However, all these trainings are at risk unless Congress backs

A US Farm Bill potentially worth nearly one trillion dollars over ten years has stalled in Congress, and with it the hopes of young farmers, conservationists and agriculturalists in general have stalled as well.  When Congress returns to Washington in

What's the Hold Up with the Farm Bill?

For those hoping to see some advancement on the US Farm Bill, this summer has so far been a disappointment.  With less than two months remaining before the expiration of the current bill, the process to create the Farm Bill

It was less than 90 years ago when the perfect storm of environmental destruction culminated from the combination of poor farming practices and brutal drought conditions. The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s is the reminder of what consequences result from

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