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USDA Re-Organization Must Align with 21st Century U.S. Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan for reorganizing USDA, which is now subject to a public comment period that ends June 14, would create an under secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, realign department agencies under an under secretary … Continue reading

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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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Celebration of Agriculture Underscores Growing Stewardship Role

Tuesday of this week, March 15th, was marked by the celebration of National Ag Day, when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others from across the United States gathered to celebrate the benefits provided by American agriculture. … Continue reading

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RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that said the Obama administration “raised’ the biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule announced this week by EPA. Of course, … Continue reading

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U.S. Farm Leaders Set to Promote Climate Smart Agriculture at COP21

An international summit of historic importance aimed at curbing climate change will take place in Paris starting next week and U.S. farm leaders, along with representatives from business and groups in the agriculture supply chain, will be there to share … Continue reading

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Sticking with EISA Biofuel Blending Requirements is the Smart Move

As the clock winds down and the Nov. 30 deadline EPA has set to issue its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule approaches, stakeholders on both sides of the issue are maintaining full-court pressure on the White House to take what … Continue reading

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Agriculture Can Play Huge Role in Meeting Climate Change Goals

Pope Francis has brought a strong message to the United States this week with a call to governments around the world to forcefully combat climate change. In speeches made at the White House, before Congress today and Friday, when he … Continue reading

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More Good News from Science on the Viability of Biofuels

More good news on the viability of biofuels as transportation fuel alternatives has emanated from the research field, providing advocates with even more persuasive arguments against EPA’s short-sighted proposal to reduce blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). One … Continue reading

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Conservation Practices Give Producers 'Win/Win' in Helping Meet U.S. Energy Needs

Two years ago, Nebraska farmer Keith Olsen penned an op-ed for 25x’25 that underscores the consistent growth of conservation practices in crop production. Olsen recounted how traditional tillage and cropping practices on his family’s farm in the late 1960s have … Continue reading

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Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway

Last week’s UN climate summit in New York drawing together leaders from around the world marked the priority governments across the globe are giving to the threat posed by growing changes to the Earth’s weather patterns. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … Continue reading

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