In recent years, lawmakers wrestling with farm legislation have increasingly given specialty crops more elbow room at the negotiating table.
That’s just fine with Barry Bushue, who farms specialty crops in Oregon and is an American Farm Bureau Federation vice president. In the run-up to the House Agriculture Committee’s expected mid-May start on a 2013 farm bill, Bushue spoke at an April 24 hearing of the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture....More
Matt Fannin, an associate professor in the LSU AgCenter Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, has been appointed as associate director for analytic and academic programs in the Rural Policy Research Institute....More
Having been a driving force behind the Senate’s earlier introduction of immigration reform, on Wednesday afternoon (April 17) a broad coalition of agricultural interests convened to explain and back the legislation....More
"For this great nation to have a future we must invest today and every day in its wealth-producing capacity, one pillar of which is and always has been our inland waterway system." -- Peter Stephaich, chairman of Campbell Transportation Company....More