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Conservation

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The cotton industry and its supporters in Congress have not been coy about asking for what they want: a new $10 billion farm subsidy.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Federal crop insurance encourages growers to plant crops on land that is vulnerable to soil erosion and discourages landowners from adopting good conservation practices.

Friday, February 12, 2016

We’re fooling ourselves if we think that voluntary conservation efforts are going to solve the Corn Belt’s dirty water problems.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga) put fat cat farmers ahead of hungry kids in his 10-year budget, cutting funding for food assistance by $140 billion over ten years and cutting farm subsidies by just $1 billion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last week , the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released the alarming results of a study of waterways in the southwest corner of the state, reporting that only three of 93 segments it assessed was “ fully supporting of aquatic life” and only one was “fully supporting of aquatic recreation.”

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