Policy

Morrill Act: Ag Education for All

Community / Policy

American author Leo Buscaglia once wrote: “Change is the end result of all true learning.” In post-Civil War America, some of the greatest changes that came through learning were actually precipitated by monumental changes that availed this learning. Credit Vermont Rep. ... read more

Politics and Policies

Policy

When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvened after Thanksgiving weekend of 2013, two months had passed since the previous farm bill – which was itself merely an extension of the 2008 law – had expired. The four principal negotiators – ... read more

Ag Forecast

Policy

As Congress returned to work after the holiday recess, one of the major issues dividing the House and Senate was funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Though it appears, as of press time in late January, that passage ... read more

Unlocking Canada’s Trade Potential, Responsibly

Policy

Some say the Canada-EU trade agreement signed in 2013 is Stephen Harper’s panacea as Prime Minister even if many details have yet to be made public. Parliament had a brief overview but still has yet to see anything in ink. ... read more

USDA Programs: New and Noteworthy

Policy

For the past 150 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided guidance and support for the nation’s agricultural enterprises. Specifically, the USDA provides needed support to farming and ranching communities, strengthening their economy, as well as initiating protocols ... read more

Nurturing the Land: USDA Conservation

Environment / Policy

Today, the Depression-era Dust Bowl is often imagined as a sudden catastrophe, a perfect storm of climatic and economic hardship – but at least one person saw it coming. Hugh Hammond Bennett, “the Father of Soil Conservation,” began working for ... read more

Interview: Dan Glickman

Community / Policy

Prior to his service as U.S. secretary of agriculture from 1995 to 2001, Dan Glickman represented Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives for 18 years. He also served on the House Agriculture Committee – including six years ... read more