School Dinner a Growing Option – October 11, 2018

Dinner and option for students

Dinner at school is a growing option for U.S. students Compared to the long-established school lunch program, after-school programs that provide snacks or supper to pupils are tiny. In fact, just 1.2 million suppers, versus 30 million lunches, are served in school each day. North Carolina ag losses from Florence… Continue reading

Florence an Agriculture Nightmare – September 20, 2018

Florence surpasses Matthew in Agriculture Destruction

Florence swamps Matthew as North Carolina agriculture scourge Twice as many livestock have died in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence as perished in Hurricane Matthew two years ago, and more manure lagoons have been damaged or flooded, state agencies said on Wednesday. Cities protest farm bill ban on local… Continue reading

Canada, Trade War, and Dicamba – August 30, 2018

Canada and NAFTA

Trade war ends China’s role as top U.S. ag export customer Canada, runner-up for most of this decade, has replaced China as the top market for U.S. farm exports because of the high tariffs that have discouraged sales in the Sino-U.S. trade war, said the Agriculture Department on Wednesday. China… Continue reading

New Fish Bill, SNAP, and the Farm Bill – August 17, 2018

fish bill, environmentalists, republicans, SNAP

A new fish bill could hurt marine management Republicans claim the House version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a.k.a. the fish bill, would strike “a proper balance between the biological needs of fish stocks and the economic needs of fishermen.” Environmentalists disagree. As the fight moves to the Senate, the House… Continue reading

Two Trump Officials Back Thinning of Forests

forest, trump, wildfire

Wanted: Office space in a city with a ‘critical mass of intellectual capacity’ The Agriculture Department is willing to go far into the countryside to find office space for two agencies that it wants to move out of Washington. The new headquarters must have robust internet service, a “critical mass… Continue reading