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May 15, 2012

The design and development of the USA Farm Bill 2012 has been going for several years. What is needed to get from here to there? Will agricultural subsidy policy and implementation be changed? How will farm subsidies change? Will the US presidential election delay the Farm Bill?

Getting To A Farm BIll 2012The 2012 Farm Bill is a complicated piece of legislation, with so many people in volved and changes occurring that is it difficult to keep up. Use these resources to help your research into understanding the issues.

May 14, 2012

"We can't wait a day or two. We've got to respond in minutes!" Greg Ferrara, VP of Public Affairs, National Grocers Association, offers this insight in today's social media world and consumer demands.

PoultryCast offers a great update on the Farm Bill discussion, with focus on legislation that impacts animal agriculture. Staffers expect possible floor debates on animal welfare concerns following the United Egg Producer - HSUS agreement [see Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, presentation video].

May 11, 2012

Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, provide the highlights of the current status of livestock provisions in the Farm Bill.

April 30, 2012

The Farm Bill still is in flux. What next?


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April 6, 2012

Pork Industry Forum takes lead in helping design new swine housing and swine manure research being done to remove phosphorus.

There is a lot of information rolling out of the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Denver. Most of those will be online in the next week but I do want to call your attention to a good international economic overview of animal production in the U.S. and around the world. Dr.

March 30, 2012

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January 17, 2012

Is the 2012 Farm Bill about farming, nutrition, or subsidies?

Susan Prolman, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, provides a walk through of the Farm Bill, its parts, and what 2012 may bring in terms of the bill's structure. From the TEDxHarvardLaw, October 21, 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA.

January 17, 2012

Is the 2012 Farm Bill about farming, nutrition, or subsidies?

Susan Prolman, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, provides a walk through of the Farm Bill, its parts, and what 2012 may bring in terms of the bill's structure. From the TEDxHarvardLaw, October 21, 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA.