Government shutdown looms over farmers as they face tough decisions

Payments and programs could be delayed as USDA employees are off work.

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Oceanographer says farm runoff contributes to red tide in Gulf of Mexico – Radio Iowa

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…?

Source: Oceanographer says farm runoff contributes to red tide in Gulf of Mexico – Radio Iowa

Large animal feeding operations on the rise – Investigate Midwest

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..?

Source: Large animal feeding operations on the rise – Investigate Midwest

A devastating report details a ‘monumental’ assault on science at the Department of the Interior

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…!

Source: A devastating report details a ‘monumental’ assault on science at the Department of the Interior

The Horrific Truth About Pigs in Factory Farms – Feature Shoot

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 …

Source: The Horrific Truth About Pigs in Factory Farms – Feature Shoot

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