• FOR THE FOLKS WHO CLAIM FARM SUBSIDIES ARE OUTRAGEOUS0

    I did a slow burn as I read yet another column in a popular magazine decrying farm subsidy abuse by “well-to-do operators of large industrial farms” who “line up at the public trough” and “soak up subsidies.”  The timing of the article is not a coincidence with Congress writing a new farm bill this year.

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  • Victory for Family Farmers and Local Control0

    Missouri Legislature Kills the CAFO Bill

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  • Legislation would provide Americans with cheaper and environmentally friendly fuel0

    Today in an effort to provide Americans relief from record high gas prices U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Barack Obama, (D-IL), Kit Bond (R-MO), George Voinovich (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation to expand consumer access to 85 percent ethanol fuel, or E-85, an affordable, home-grown alternative to gasoline. The Ethanol Education and Expansion Act of 2007 would work to reduce prices at the pump for consumers by providing grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to farmer-owned ethanol producers to install additional E-85 pumps at rural gas stations as well as the equipment needed to sell E-85 directly to gas stations.

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