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Cottonseed should be granted an oilseed designation and, short of reopening the farm bill, Farm Bureau has pledged work to ensure that all possibilities are fully explored. Photo credit: KoS - Own work, public domain 

 

 

    Farm Bureau looking at other options for cottonseed

    Feb. 10, 2016—With a lot of cotton farmers hurting across the nation, USDA’s determination that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack does not have the legal authority to designate cottonseed as an oilseed is a serious disappointment, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Read More

    President’s proposed farm program cuts, tax hikes worry farmers

    February 10, 2016–President Barack Obama’s recently released 2017 budget includes proposals to slash funding for more than two dozen USDA programs and raise capital gains and other taxes, none of which sits well with farmers and ranchers. Read More

    Poll: Chesapeake Bay residents do not trust federal regulation

    Feb. 4, 2016–Nearly three in four residents of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed say state and local government authority over water resources should trump federal authority. Read More


     

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