STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis
Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.
Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:11 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The one thing we all thought we knew ...
A year ago at this time, U.S. agriculturalists were speculating about what the next farm bill would look like. There were many different thoughts about what form the legislation could and should take.... Posted on 1/10/13 at 10:26 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Pheasants Forever urges action on behalf of new Farm Bill
Pheasants Forever this week issued an action alert calling on its members to contact their members of Congress to get a new federal Farm Bill passed.
The existing Farm Bill is set to expire at the ... Posted on 8/24/12 at 8:00 AM
TIME AT THE TABLE What is a Food Desert?
A question worth asking. Wikipedia states:Afood desertis any area in the industrialized world where healthful, affordable food is difficult to obtain.Before you get fired up the USDA determined that... Posted on 3/1/12 at 5:29 PM
A “dairy cliff” looms that has farmers across the Midwest anxious. Because Congress failed to pass a new farm bill, price levels for milk are set to expire at the end of the year. If that happens, the price of milk will nearly double.
Passing the farm bill would provide a side benefit that other efforts would not. That’s because it would be a huge bipartisan achievement — and getting to “yes” on this issue would boost the odds of both sides agreeing to a budget deal.
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