Ranking Democrat on House Ag Committee says GOP plan cuts to ’50-50′ odds of Farm Bill in 2012

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, told Mike Adams of AgriTalk that House Republicans’ budget outline “is going to cause big problems” for passage of a new Farm Bill this year. They are asking for a reconciliation process to avoid defense cuts, and they want them before [...]

Building Rural-Urban Partnerships

A packed auditorium at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts was the scene: a big city venue for a Farm Bill Teach-in. This alone speaks volumes to the idea that when it comes to food policy and politics, we’re all in this together. The Farm Bill is really the Food Bill.  Keynoters at the [...]

Last night in LaVista, Nebraska

National Farmers Union (NFU) opened its 110th Anniversary Convention last night. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country met at the LaVista Conference Center in LaVista, Neb., for the four-day event. This year’s convention theme is New Horizons for Agriculture. “This is a critical year for agriculture as we work to complete [...]