USDA Year in Review

Policy / Uncategorized

This article was originally published in the 2015 edition of U.S. Agriculture Outlook. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), agriculture supports one in 12 American jobs, provides more than 80 percent of the nation’s food, enables Americans to spend ... read more

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


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


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