No ‘lollipops or rainbows,’ but hope abounds – Current Kansas State policy is to drain the Ogallala Aquifer

Tough talk flows on water conservation By Tim Unruh Sep 9, 2022 A social brought together many different facets of the water industry in a recent conference in southwest Kansas. (Photo by Tim Unruh.) Through a bank of windows and beyond a balcony, irony lurked in lush landscape as experts in many disciplines stepped to…



Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers

  NFU Releases 2022 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the 2022 Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for several items typically served for the Thanksgiving holiday. "Corporate profits and consumer…



Trump Touted $28 Billion Aid to Farmers in His Speech. The Biggest Beneficiary Was a Corrupt Brazilian Firm with Ties to the Maduro Regime.

Trump Touted $28 Billion Aid to Farmers in His Speech. The Biggest Beneficiary Was a Corrupt Brazilian Firm with Ties to the Maduro Regime. Sarah Rumpf – Wednesday At the beginning of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement speech Tuesday evening, he touted what he considered several accomplishments of his time in the White…



Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas

Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas by Tyler Durden Friday, Nov 11, 2022 – 05:20 PM While the American southwest suffers under a worsening drought conditions, foreign-owned farms have been siphoning water from underground aquifers to grow water-thirsty crops like alfalfa, which ultimately end up overseas in order to feed cattle and…



Lawmakers grumble about being left in the dark on USDA climate-smart projects

By Chuck Abbott, November 9, 2022 Fern’s Ag Insider FacebookTwitterEmail The Biden administration bypassed lawmakers when it tripled the size of its climate-smart commodities initiative and may face congressional investigations and stricter limits on USDA spending as a consequence, said two farm policy consultants on Wednesday. “I think there will be an attempt to interject…



Drought Expands East To The Mississippi River, Where It’s Really Messing Things Up

  Chloe Sorvino Forbes Staff I lead Forbes coverage of food and agriculture. Follow Oct 28, 2022,06:30am EDT Footprints, human and animal, dot stretches of the Mississippi River that have been underwater for as long as people remember, and eight barges have run aground this year. Rain has been scarce, with little prospect for more….



Farm Action News Roundup: Time to Crack Down on Mislabeled Meat

lus: Farm Action meets with DOJ and USDA FARM ACTION FOCUS: THANKS TO USDA, “NO ANTIBIOTICS, EVER” MEAT ACTUALLY MEANS “ANTIBIOTICS, SOMETIMES.” This blog was jointly produced with Farm Forward and authored by Mike Callicrate: a Colorado rancher, rural advocate, and owner of Ranch Foods Direct.If you’ve ever perused the packaged meat aisle at your…



AG to investigate merger of Albertsons and Kroger

AG to investigate merger of Albertsons and Kroger ciara.wells October 27, 2022, 8:36 AM Listen now to WTOP News WTOP.com | Alexa | Google Home | WTOP App | 103.5 FM D.C.’s Office of the Attorney General will investigate the proposed $20 billion merger between grocery chains Albertsons and Kroger, and attorneys general in the…



Kroger – Albertsons Mega Merger Will Mean Higher Prices, Job Losses In Wyoming, Say Union Reps

Kroger – Albertsons Mega Merger Will Mean Higher Prices, Job Losses In Wyoming, Say Union Reps Published on October 20, 2022October 20, 2022 in News/wyoming economy/Business By Renée Jean, Tourism and Business Reporter renee@cowboystatedaily.com National grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons have announced a multi-billion merger the companies say will lower prices by a collective $500…



Alan Guebert: Ag policy was about cultural stability, not endless market growth

Ag policy was about cultural stability, not endless market growth Alan Guebert Oct. 16, 2022 If you think U.S. politics are too polarized, too anger-driven, and too polluted by big money, take a quick look at the trainwreck that United Kingdom politics has become to see what’s in store for us if we don’t regain…