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Friday, August 26, 2016

You may have thought that the $20 million “ cheese bailout ” was the biggest news in farm policy this week, but you’d be wrong.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Low-tech, low-cost prairie strips on farms – buffers of grass, trees or other permanent vegetation planted along the banks of rivers, streams, lakes and other waterways – can reduce toxic farm pollution runoff, clean up drinking water and reduce water bills for consumers, according to a recent analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists .

Friday, August 19, 2016

The EPA has failed to determine whether the Renewable Fuel Standard, a so-called environmental policy that’s costing American taxpayers $1 billion to $2 billion a year, has a net benefit on the environment or public health. That’s the finding of a searing report released yesterday by the EPA’s own Inspector General.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Remember when we told you that some farmers were illegally spraying the herbicide dicamba on Monsanto’s new GMO crops ? Well, the situation is getting worse.

Friday, August 12, 2016

A study released this week by the University of California, Davis, found that farming is the biggest source of nitrogen pollution in California , contributing harmful pollutants to the state’s air and water.