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Soil Research Helping Farmers, Recalling Helps Contain Disease

  • The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation have been working to improve soil research and tools farmers can use to measure soil health.

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House Committee Passes Tech Bill, Asian Officials Tour Meat Facilities

  • The House Science, Space and Technology Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of what Republicans call secret science to write regulations.

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Survey Shows Americans Waste 133 Billion Pounds of Food

  • A recent survey by USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates 133 billion pounds of all food available for consumption in the U.S. went uneaten in 2010 and 58.4 billion pounds of that was in the meat, poultry and fish category.

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Supreme Court Rules Against EPA, Monsanto Looking at Takeovers

  • On Monday the Supreme Court said the Environmental Protection Agency could not rewrite specific standards for power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases written into the law according to the Washington Post.

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Senators Look to Stop EPA Law, Oregon Investigating Illegal Pesticide

  • Last Thursday, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts and 29 other Republican Senators introduced legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.

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Mosquito Level to Increase, Demands Rise for Protein Producers

  • Some northern Washington and Idaho counties are gearing up for increased mosquito levels.

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Death Tax Repeal Act Moving Forward, Migrant Workers Battling Farms

  • Texas Congressman Kevin Brady’s Death Tax Repeal Act has 218 co-sponsors. The proposed legislation would repeal estate taxes.

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U.S. and Hong Kong Trade Agreement, Cargill Beef Rebounding

  • The U.S. and Hong Kong, the fourth largest market for U.S. beef and beef product exports, have agreed on new terms and conditions that will help expand U.S. beef and beef product exports.

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Agriculture Impacts Economy with Bioenergy and Trade Programs

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $14.5 million that will be available through the 2014 Farm Bill for two USDA bioenergy programs.

    USDA’s Rural Development will be accepting applications for up to $12 million in payments from companies looking to offset costs associated with converting fossil fuel systems to renewable biomass fuel systems.

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Max Mooved On And He Was Delicious – Dave’s Diary

As we approach Father’s Day  I think back about my dad who passed away in 2008 and what I remember most was how much he loved farming.  He had hay fever, asthma and allergies so the grains, hay and cattle he loved were killing him!   Still I couldn’t imagine him doing anything else. 

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