Payments and programs could be delayed as USDA employees are off work.
How blue state governors can address a sprawling national water crisis…THIS IS A…NATIONAL CRISIS…AND IT WILL GET A LOT WORSE..!
The 40 largest pork producers in the U.S. keep growing despite trade wars, lawsuits, disease threats, and falling markets…this will get worse…ask the good people of…IOWA..!
Armed with complaints about potential costs, farm industry groups told the DNR it would face a long battle if it didn’t narrow proposals…COULD THIS BE THE REASON WE ENDED UP WITH THE WATER DOWNED…NR151 RULE..?
The results of the first round of groundwater sampling in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties show widespread problems with well-water contamination by nitrate and coliform bacteria. Results of random samples from 301 private wells were released today….wonder who put it there…and…WHY..?
Requests for action came from lawmakers from two regions of the state where manure and fertilizer have contaminated wells…WHO PUT THAT STUFF INTO THE WATER…AND…WHY?
A federal researcher says farm runoff from the Mississippi River is a factor in damaging algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. This year Florida saw one of its worst algae blooms on record, called a red tide. The massive event killed dolphins, sea turtles and thousands of fish, sending their carcasses onshore. Oceanographer Rick […]…change the color to brown…and this would look like IOWA or WISCONSIN…OMG…! WHY…?
The results underscore the vulnerability of groundwater conditions in some areas of the state…farmers need to stop this…why don’t they..? Do they not understand it is their topsoil leaving the fields…I believe they can do it..!
Starting January 1st, farm workers in California are now eligible to receive overtime pay after 9.5 hours of work. While many advocacy groups say this is long overdue, some in the agricultural community caution this could cause a rise in the costs of fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.
Disease-causing bacteria and chemicals detected at higher rates than areas to be protected by new limits on manure disposal…15 COUNTIES THAT JUST GOT THE NEW RESTRICTIONS FROM THE DNR…it will take TIME for the new studies…NR151…is not strong enough..NOT EVEN CLOSE..!
Recent proposal to revoke natural gas regulation is the latest effort to put climate rules in the crosshairs….WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE MANURE LAGOONS…METHANE MAKERS…! IS THE PUBLIC AT RISK…?
The number of new concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have increased across the U.S. over the past six years – bringing the total operations just under 20,000, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. From 2011 to 2017, the United States saw more than 1,400 new large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) established. That’s up 7.6 percent. Here’s a look at the issue in maps and charts…where did the…SMALL FAMILY FARM GO…AND…WHY..?
Food and Water Watch has a new report advocating a ban on factory farms. Why? Because factory farms: Produce enormous volumes of waste Fuel climate change Pollute air… water and land..! STOP IT..!
A: Big Ag’s. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.
While dairy farmers might be weary of all they’ve had to do to comply with animal welfare standards so far, more requirements are on the horizon.
The Union of Concerned Scientists shows how the Interior Department has been transformed under Trump from a steward of public resources into a front for fossil fuel industries…FOLLOW THE MONEY..! IT WORKED FOR “WATERGATE” AND IT WILL WORK…AGAIN…! HOW MUCH LONGER WILL YOU WAIT…FOR TRUTH…JUSTICE…AND THE AMERICAN WAY…? MAN-UP REPUBLICANS…!
A sow looks out between the bars of her gestation crate © Jo-Anne McArthur / Animal Equality Piglet fetuses in a dumpster © Jo-Anne McArthur / Essere Animal When the photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur documents life inside a factory farm, she doesn’t touch a thing. She usually doesn’t have permission from the owners, and she enters …
BOARDMAN, Ore. — What once aspired to be Oregon’s second-largest dairy with up to 30,000 cows, the failed Lost Valley Farm will soon be up for auction….just the first of many, the consumers are making better choices with their food dollars..! Supply and Demand at work..!
EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed to repeal the Clean Water Rule, which protects the water supply for 117 million Americans…WHY…would anyone want to RELAX the protections for our water…OMG..!
And bad news for the climate….and the…WORKERS..? America is better than this…the owners are guilty of….GREED OVER SAFETY/HEALTH…OMG..!
While big oil and gas companies provided the cash for anti-regulation campaigns, the farm lobby offered up a sympathetic face: the American farmer…DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND…THIS IS OUR ONLY HOME…IF WE DON’T STOP POLLUTING IT…WHERE THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO GO NEXT..?