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More on Power Lines

We received more reader feedback from our article calling for fair compensation to landowners who get power lines to move wind generated electricity from the Plains to population centers.

Mid-Sized Farm Research Gets a Boost

The committee tasked with agriculture spending in the U.S. House doubled annual funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) competitive grants program from $15 to $30 million for 2011. The Senate committee offered a smaller boost from $15 to $23 million.

What's All the Yellin' About?

I hate to say I told you so, but I did. In June, USDA published a new draft rule regarding how meatpackers must deal with farmers and ranchers in the procurement of livestock and poultry. But the packers don't like it and are pitching a fit, just as I said they would.

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