Farm and Food News

Preserving Rural America: Grassley, Feingold seek to reform farm programs

Recently, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced legislation to establish more stringent farm program payment limits and close legal loopholes that render current statutory limits meaningless. The legislation would save the federal treasury more than $1 billion over ten years, conservatively.

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.

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