Questions will remain about how to test hemp and how to treat new products.
California’s massive wildfires have devastated marijuana farms whose growers cannot buy crop insurance.
Let's help our budget crises by continuing billion-dollar handouts to huge, profitable agribusinesses. Apparently, that's what Congress thinks.
There are more organisms in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on the planet! Each of these organisms, including earthworms, bacteria and fungi, has a special role to play in building a healthy, resilient soil community that is pest- and disease-resistant, soaks up water like a sponge, and provides nutrients to growing crops.
The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs.
Scott Faber, a vice president with the progressive Environmental Working Group, which lobbies on farm policy, called the
Farm Bureau lobbyist Mary Kay Thatcher said the industry would oppose the transparency amendment since the government already
* Bill creates three new types of crop insurance coverage * Cuts $40 billion in 10 years, half in food stamps U.S. commodity
Buried deep inside the $950 billion farm bill soon to come before the House and Senate agriculture committees is a policy proposal that easily ranks among the most misbegotten welfare-for-the-wealthy efforts ever to spring from the banks of the Potomac.
While the nutrition programs have all sorts of flaws, they do accomplish a legitimate and longstanding public purpose. The subsidies provided to farmers are a lot different.
There's no reason that any Republican or, indeed, any right thinking politician should support gutting crop insurance underwriting standards or having any of the others of dozens of other absurd farm programs.
We conducted a review of campaign spending by the crop insurance industry's top political action committee and its lobbyists it has contracted through a Virginia law firm, and found, unfortunately, unsurprising results.
Agriculture, she writes, is an "undeniably important focus for combating climate change." "We're looking at ways farmers