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  • Biden vows to pay farmers to plant cover crops and put land in conservation

    12/17/2020 7:53:48 AM PST · by Baynative · 100 replies
    SF ^ | 12/14/20 | Chuck Abbott
    The government will help farmers mitigate climate change by paying them to “put their land in conservation” and plant cover crops, said President-elect Biden, providing some details on his campaign call to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. The sector accounts for roughly 10% of emissions nationwide.
  • From Dairy Country To Green Bay, Trump Radically Changed Wisconsin Politics. Can He Do It Again?

    10/12/2020 8:28:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/12/2020 | Chris Bedford and John Daniel Davidson
    EASTERN WISCONSIN — Rural Wisconsin is crossed with state highways, but you might not recognize them. Two-lane country roads dotted with red barns, granaries, and farmhouses, where passing is nearly always permitted if you feel the urge to tear around the loaded semis and tankers that rule these parts. Shiloh Dairy is nowhere near the freeway, but Route 10 will take you within a stone’s throw. Nestled into the rolling countryside of Wisconsin, 25 miles west of Lake Michigan and the same south of Green Bay, Gordon Speirs keeps more than 4,000 head of cattle here.
  • California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal ( Klamath River - hydro-electric green energy )

    07/31/2020 12:17:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    ap ^ | July 30, 2020 | Robert Jablon,
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border ... which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history. The dams are owned by PacificCorp, an Oregon-based utility that is part of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate. The $450 million project would reshape California’s second-largest river and empty giant reservoirs. ... Newsom supports a 2016 agreement under which PacifiCorp would transfer its federal hydroelectric licenses for the dams to a nonprofit coalition, the Klamath River Renewal Corp., that was formed to oversee the demolition. ......
  • Farm murder, young family brutalized, pregnant woman killed, Weenen (South Africa)

    07/05/2020 3:15:10 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    A savage farm murder took place on the evening of 4 July 2020, at Ayoobs farm outside Weenen, in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. The family was attacked after three masked attackers gained entry through a kitchen window of the farmhouse. The entire family, including a pregnant woman, her husband and two young children aged four and eight were assaulted. The woman, Zakiyya Ahmedjan (26) and the children ran into the kitchen after hearing a commotion where the armed attackers were in a struggle with her husband. The attackers grabbed Zakiyya dragged her into the bathroom and slit...
  • Following Huge Protest, Oregon Farmers Get Big Win, Thanks to Trump Administration [ Klamath ]

    06/15/2020 2:41:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJmedia ^ | JUN 15, 2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    A 29-mile convoy through southern Oregon, followed by a rally, followed by a direct appeal to the White House, and a decision by the Department of the Interior. That’s what it took to open up irrigation water for farmers in southern Oregon last week. It all started with one of the biggest protests you probably didn’t even notice. In a June 9 press release, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that it had restored the 140,000-acre-feet of water originally promised to farmers in the Klamath Basin at the beginning of the season: Today, the Bureau of Reclamation confirmed the 2020 water...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Supporting our Nation’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Supply Chain

    05/19/2020 3:23:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | May 19, 2020 | White House
    Roosevelt Room 11:33 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  We’re here this morning to announce dramatic action to support our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and growers as we work to safely re-open America.  And it’s happening very fast — much faster and with much better numbers than anybody would have thought.I want to begin by expressing our profound gratitude to everyone here today, and the farmers and producers across the country, who have kept our nation fed and nourished as we have battled the invisible enemy.  It is an invisible enemy.  It’s tough, but we’re going to win, and we’re going to win...
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

    05/16/2020 7:54:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | May 15, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    James S.  Brady Press Briefing Room  2:40 P.M. EDTMS. MCENANY:  Hello, everyone.  Sorry we’re a little late today.  As you know, the President had two events this morning, so we didn’t want our unprecedented transparency to get in the way of lunch, so we’re glad that you all had a few moments there to eat.  So our delay was hopefully useful and helpful to you guys.I have an announcement on the Trump administration’s unwavering support for our farmers.  Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and senior advisor Ivanka Trump announced the launch of the Farmers to Families Food Box...
  • Most Farmers in the Great Plains Don’t Grow Fruits and Vegetables. The Pandemic is Changing That.

    05/15/2020 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 47 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | 5-12-2020 | Daphne Miller
    On a recent Thursday, a group of farmers from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska hosted a remote agriculture happy hour. There were a few dozen attendees, and nearly everyone was wearing a cowboy hat. In total, they farm more than 30,000 acres of cropland, most of it planted in soy, corn, or cotton destined for the global commodity market. The happy hour started with presentations about integrating livestock into cropping systems, but then things took a surprising turn: farmers began to discuss how they are feeding their families and communities. “Normally, between me and the consumer there is a gigantic divide...
  • How And Why America’s Food System Is Cracking

    05/14/2020 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Before government shut the nation down, Americans ate half their meals outside home. The farmers who served restaurants and cafeterias are dumping meat, veggies, and milk. And it's going to get worse. America’s food system is cracking.People are still eating, farmers are still farming, and grocery stores are still open, but in areas around the country, shoppers looking for meat, milk, and other products find empty shelves and limits on what they can purchase — all while farmers from coast to coast are forced to dump milk, plow up vegetables, and euthanize livestock. So what’s happening, and why?There isn’t a...
  • Family grieves a farm fatality — while facing a $12,000 MIOSHA fine

    05/08/2020 6:15:22 PM PDT · by madison10 · 20 replies
    Michigan Farm News ^ | May 1, 2020 | Mitch Galloway
    /asset/blt2ede022e4df29bd3/MFN-New Logo-white.svg Crops Livestock Politics Technology From The Field search An official publication of Michigan Farm Bureau Family grieves a farm fatality — while facing a $12,000 MIOSHA fine Mitch Galloway, Michigan Farm News Michigan Farm News A third-generation, 1,400-acre corn-and-soybean farm, EGA Inc. (pictured) is appealing a $12,000 fine from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. | Courtesy photo May 1, 2020 It happened quickly — when Zell Eisenmann was away from the farm. A simple job, really: A loose piece of roofing needed to be repaired, and Zell’s brother would do it. Like he’d done a hundred...
  • Heartland power: 90% of farmers back Trump

    05/02/2020 6:24:09 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/02/2020 | Jennifer Harper
    Many have pondered President Trump’s grassroots support in the nation’s heartland. Democrats, in fact, still marvel — or worry about — the 63 million folks who stood up and went to the polls in 2016 and voted for Mr. Trump. It appears they are still out there, and still support the president in a big way. Though the nation’s farmers are understandably fretting about their business outcomes, like most folks around America. But pessimism is not affecting their support for Mr. Trump, according to DTN, a Minneapolis-based research and marketing firm specializing in agriculture, livestock, crops and other related fields....
  • ‘Trump is ruining our markets’: Struggling farmers are losing a huge customer to the trade war — China (August 2019)

    04/27/2020 6:45:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 13 2019 | Emma Newburger
    U.S. farmers lost one of their biggest customers after China officially cancelled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products, a retaliatory move following President Donald Trump’s pledge to slap 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports. China’s exit piles on to a devastating year for farmers, who have struggled through record flooding and an extreme heat wave that destroyed crop yields, and trade war escalations that have lowered prices and profits this year. “It’s really, really getting bad out here,” said Bob Kuylen, who’s farmed for 35 years in North Dakota. “Trump is ruining our markets. No one is buying...
  • New Jersey Shuts Down Drive Through Tulip Farm, Threatens to Arrest Owner

    04/20/2020 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 38 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 4/19/2020 | Phil Stilton
    CREAM RIDGE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy’s administration today shut down the drive-through tulip farm in Cream Ridge, but allowed the owners to continue selling their tulips to their customers for curbside pickup. Owner Casey Jansen said his family owned farm makes about a one million dollar annual investment into planting tulips to operate the annual drive-through. This week, he was relayed a message from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, “No drive through allowed”. “We planted all these tulip bulbs in the months of October and November. That’s when we make the investment, and my investment is just about a million...
  • Farmer Had to Destroy His Crop Amid Food Shortage Fears

    04/14/2020 6:01:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14
    Farmer had to destroy his crop amid food shortage fears Florida farmer Sam Accursio explains why he has to destroy so much of his squash crop as fears of a food shortage begin to grow during the coronavirus pandemic.Source: CNN
  • Trump: ‘We’re Not Going to Have Farms’ Without H-2A Foreign Visa Workers

    04/02/2020 4:31:30 AM PDT · by Bratch · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2020 | John Binder
    President Trump says he has committed to American farmers to continue admitting large numbers of H-2A foreign visa workers to take agricultural jobs, even as jobless claims are set to climb above 3.3 million in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. During a press briefing on Wednesday, Trump suggested United States farms would not survive without a continuous flow of H-2A foreign visa workers who are brought to the country by farmers. There is no limit to how many H-2A foreign visa workers can be admitted to the U.S.
  • Real Life, Real Solutions

    03/21/2020 6:36:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-21-20 | MOTUS
    Thought for the day:Priorities people, priorities.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • ‘Our Children Will Starve’ Say Pakistan Farmers as Locusts Breed

    03/18/2020 10:03:10 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 73 replies
    Liberal Yahoo - [Bloomberg] ^ | March 17, 2020 | Ismail Dilawar
    Bloomberg so link only - just in case
  • Bloomberg’s 2016 comments degrading farmers are totally off-base

    02/26/2020 4:18:36 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 18, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. for circulating a 2016 video of Bloomberg’s comments on farming in which he said, “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”. Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said that the comments were “completely out of context.” The problem is that the rest of Bloomberg’s comments don’t help him. Take his comparison to the information economy. “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology...
  • Trump brings battered, belittled American farmers to the front of the stage in California's Central Valley

    02/20/2020 8:25:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump brings razor sharp instincts to the political picture, and nowhere was it more obvious than in his appearance in Bakersfield, California, signing a bill to clean up the junk-science federal "research" on water for the parched Central Valley, and better still, ordering the feds to give California's Central Valley farmers the water for their farms that they already paid for.  According to Politico: “What they're doing to your state is a disgrace," Trump said. "After decades of failure and delays in ensuring critical water rights for the people of the state, we are determined to finally get your problems solved." The...
  • SATIRE Hick Farmers Retaliate Against Coastal Elites By Withholding Ingredients Needed To Make Avocado Toast

    02/19/2020 7:09:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 29, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Farmers have long been looked down upon by coastal elites, and now the farmers are finally getting their revenge: the "redneck hicks" all around the country have announced they will not be shipping the ingredients needed to make avocado toast to major liberal cities like New York and Los Angeles. "Until further notice, you'll have to farm your own wheat and grow your own avocados," a spokesperson for America's farmers said as he chewed on a stalk of Timothy grass and did other stereotypical farmer things. "Have fun! Yeehaw!" Avocado farmers in rural parts of Florida and California reminded city...