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Monday, May 6, 2013

A smart man learns from his mistakes, Terry Ingram likes to say, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Federally subsidized crop insurance is now the most expensive program supporting farm income, so it’s no surprise that it will be at the center of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s deliberations on the 2013 farm bill, starting later this month . And as it happens, last year’s epic drought, which decimated crops across a wide swath of America, afforded a unique opportunity to assess the effectiveness of a program whose costs have ballooned to $9 billion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

As Congress gets to work again in 2013 on renewing the farm bill, it has the opportunity to do more to support family farmers, protect the environment and encourage healthy diets, while ending wasteful and unnecessary subsidy payments that flow to profitable growers and the crop insurance industry. Here is the farm bill platform EWG announced early in 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013

We’ve all heard of pink slime. Now, there’s green slime too.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Could the Farm Bill be an opportunity to promote better bug killers?