Tag Archives: legislation
California wetland

Wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate

Water scarcity has been at the forefront of environmental concerns for a number of years. Now, we’re seeing a gradual disappearance of marshes and wetlands.

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Big win for small farms

Last month, many small farms were concerned that the regulations involved in the impending Food Safety Modernization Act might put them out of business. But, the FDA has responded to their concerns.

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Young farmer holding grapes

Beginning farmers and ranchers face barriers within agriculture industry

Recent proposed legislation hopes to alleviate the barriers to entry faced by America’s young farmers and ranchers.

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Livestock in the snow

Fund established to help South Dakota cattle producers during furlough

The Rancher Relief Fund has been set up to assist South Dakota cattle producers who lost livestock during last weekend’s blizzard.

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Henslow's sparrow

Angry birders: Farm bill in flux imperils feathered friends

As the battle over the farm bill rages on, federal conservation programs in the United States remain in limbo. For instance, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which financially helps farmers and ranchers implement practices to improve soil, water, and wildlife that are in their care, faces a severe cut. Congress is proposing a $3.5 to […]

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Coal-fired power plant

Climate change on the federal radar

President Obama recently revealed new regulations intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Steven Hayward, a Sand County Foundation Board member, previewed the president’s speech on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. Hayward writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, Weekly Standard, American […]

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