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Proposed House Farm Bill Falls Short in Properly Underpinning 21st Century Agriculture – updated

Editor’s Note: This update of our blog clarifies the amounts and conservation program targets of funding reductions called for in the House farm bill legislation. As U.S. agriculture makes its way well into the 21st century, the sector finds itself … Continue reading

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Agroforestry Can Offer Greater Land Resiliency, Productivity, Profitability

More than ever, farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in this country are being challenged to meet food, feed, fiber and fuel demands in the face of uncertain and changing climate conditions, including the volatile weather-related conditions – tornados, drought, flooding, … Continue reading

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NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first time, delegates approved plans to establish an agricultural work program. What that meant is that representatives of nations … Continue reading

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Ag Day Recognizes Sustainable Production of Food, Feed, Fiber, Energy, Ecosystem Services

Today marks the 45th annual celebration of National Agriculture Day, which, as a White House proclamation states, acknowledges “the tremendous work ethic, ingenuity, determination and perseverance that define generations of American farmers. Because of their efforts, the United States produces … Continue reading

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Nebraska Event Shows Where Agriculture is Heading in 21st Century

Earlier this month, Jerry Vap, a member of the board of directors of Solutions from the Land, the 25x’25 Alliance’s parent organization, addressed a “Bird & Pollinator Friendly Solar Day” program in Kearney, NE. Vap was part of a workshop … Continue reading

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Congress Should Sustain Support of Ag and Forestry Adaptation, Mitigation Practices

The debate underway in Congress this week on disaster relief spending in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has, as could be expected, raised contentions that the storm, which produced the most severe rain event in U.S. history, can be attributed … Continue reading

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Congress Must Reject White House Budget Plan, Support Rural America

The 25x’25 Alliance joined multiple other energy, farm and rural America advocacy groups Tuesday in expressing our extreme disappointment with President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018. The spending plan proposed by the White House, however, does not come as … Continue reading

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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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Obama Remarks Short-Change Ag and Forestry Roles in Combating Climate Change

Recent comments on agriculture’s role in climate change made by former President Obama at a conference in Milan this week were, at best, disappointing. At a “Seeds and Chips” conference, which gathers policy makers, investors and technology interests to discuss … Continue reading

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Recess Offers Chance to Share Value of Renewable Energy Benefits with Lawmakers

With their two-week Easter recess under way, members of Congress are back home using the time away from Washington to visit with, and hear from, constituents about the issues that concern them and impact their lives. We urge renewable energy … Continue reading

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