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Insights into Agriculture

By Haley Barbour

Today we had the opportunity to sit down with three minority staff members of the House Committee on Agriculture: Evan Jurkovich a drake alum, Matt MacKenzie, and Mike Straz. 540 more words

DrakeinDC

NFU proposals for a new farm subsidy system only fit for cloud cuckoo land

It’s a special anniversary this year – 70 years since the 1947 Farming Act. I will return to this anniversary in more detail later in the year, but today I want to discuss one particular thing.  1,053 more words

Agriculture

A Pebble in the Pond: People Need Nature report on opportunities for farming, food & nature after Brexit.

I’m delighted to be able to tell you about this new report which is published today. It’s the first People Need Nature policy report – A Pebble in the Pond: Opportunities for farming, food and nature after Brexit. 502 more words

Common Agricultural Policy

The Insane World of Agriculture Subsidies

I’ve argued before that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should be the top target of those seeking to shut down useless and counterproductive parts of the federal government. 1,352 more words

Government Spending

What is the public paying for? Guest post on farm subsidies from Tom Lancaster

I’m delighted to publish this guest post from Tom Lancaster, Senior Agriculture Policy Officer at the RSPB

 

The question is often asked of the Common Agricultural Policy – what is it exactly that the public is paying for? 1,324 more words

Brexit

Farmers Union attacks public goods approach to post-Brexit farm policy

While there is still nothing new coming from the Government on what a post- Brexit farm policy will look like, The Farmers Unions are gearing up to have their say – and they will expect to have the lion’s share of the conversations with and influence over Government Departments at UK and devolved administrations. 327 more words

Lord, we thank Thee

Lord, we thank thee for this food this day which comes to us from the misery of animals in large animal confinement operations, and from the chemical toilet which is modern farm soil, sold to us cheaply through subsidised ag policy which destroys foreign ag economies contributing to starvation in developing nations but enriches US commodity brokers like my uncle seated on the Chicago Board of Trade. 24 more words

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