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More And More Cropland Conversion

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A study released by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) demonstrates the alarming rate at which non-cropland was converted to cropland between 2011 and 2012. The study echoes findings from EWG’s Going, Going, Gone! and Plowed Under reports.

See the full FSA report here.

Table Scraps:

AgriPulse reports on the concern the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has over potential farm bill provisions that could “trigger a World Trade Organization dispute”.

EWG’s Alex Rindler blogs on the much-needed ethanol reform in California.

Tweet of the Day:

@NancyPelosi So pleased @tomcolicchio is adding his voice to the fight against the House GOP bill to cut $40 billion from #SNAP: pic.twitter.com/6RysZILRQl

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