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Friday, October 18,2013

Obamacare: a prescription for farmers markets?

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Schumacher is co-founder of Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based group that develops programs to help provide more fruits and vegetables in underserved communities. Schumacher’s work on Wholesome Wave’s doublevalue program helped him win a James Beard Foundation visionary award last month for helping create a healthier food supply.

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Friday, September 27,2013

Judge rules EPA must explain its role in Mississippi watershed

by Chris Clayton - DTN
In the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Judge Jay Zainey ruled EPA has to explain to groups such as the Gulf Restoration Network why EPA has refused to exert its authority under the Clean Water Act to require tougher actions by states.

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Friday, September 13,2013

Ag Secretary wants new farm bill, time is short

by Chris Clayton - DTN
The House of Representatives could hold a floor debate this week on a bill that would cut nutrition programs by as much as $40 billion over 10 years. The cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are 10 times the level passed in the Senate earlier this year.

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Friday, July 5,2013

More than 500 backers of farm bill write Speaker Boehner

by Chris Clayton - DTN
The letter comes as there is mounting interest among Republicans to divide the legislation into two bills— one that would include only nutrition programs and another that would include most of the rest of the farm bill such as commodities, crop insurance and trade.

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Friday, June 21,2013

White House pans farm bill

by Chris Clayton - DTN
The White House statement of policy on the House version of the farm bill said the administration strongly opposes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and would rather see cuts to crop insurance programs.

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Friday, June 21,2013

New push to kill estate tax

by Chris Clayton - DTN
In the Senate, Sen. John Thune, R-SD, and Senate Finance Committee ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, are spearheading the effort to permanently eliminate the tax. Thune cited the effect of the tax on farmers and ranchers in his state, where land values have increased dramatically in recent years.

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Friday, May 17,2013

House Ag Committee plugs away on farm bill

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Unlike the Senate Agriculture Committee—which cleared its entire bill in three and a half hours—the House Agriculture Committee’s markup on Wednesday was setting up to be a much longer affair, even though the lion’s share of the legislation is the same as last year.

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Friday, May 3,2013

Environmental Working Group highlights costly policies

by Chris Clayton - DTN
EWG released a report last Wednesday from Iowa State University Agricultural Economics Professor Bruce Babcock analyzing the high costs of crop insurance. The report largely focused on the farmer shift to buying Revenue Protection policies that protect against losses due to both low prices and low yields.

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Friday, April 5,2013

New study examines adaptation needs for agriculture and forestry

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Kansas farmer and rancher Steve Irsik, a member of the 25x’25 adaptation committee, said he believes he began to see subtle changes in the weather about a decade ago when it began to get drier where he lives in southwest Kansas. Once-rare events are expected to become more common because of more volatile weather patterns as global temperatures rise.

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Friday, March 22,2013

Fights in Washington continue over climate change and energy policy

by Chris Clayton - DTN
“In production agriculture, a carbon tax is very simply a farmer tax,” said Ford West, president of the Fertilizer Institute. “Farmers will bear the brunt of a carbon tax through increased input costs, increased cost of fuel on the farm, increased cost of transportation and getting their product into the market in a global environment.

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