By Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, a former Secretary of Agriculture in the Bush Administration, isn’t done pushing food safety sequester questions at the country’s current top farm hand.
In his latest letter to Sec. Tom Vilsack, Johanns, who is concerned that the lack of federal funds could result in furloughs for meat and poultry [...]Read More →
A battle between a small farmer and a local government has state lawmakers in the crossfire.Read More →
By Christopher Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE – A state tax break that lawmakers designed to preserve farmland and other green spaces is open to abuse because of spotty reporting and poor record keeping, according to a review of recent state audits.
Property appraisers in four Tennessee counties failed to notice that many properties subject to the [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Mmm! Mmm! You can almost smell that Thanksgiving feast cooking.
The breads. The scalloped corn. That funky green bean casserole with the French fried onions Great Aunt Beryl has been serving since the first Truman administration.
And don’t forget the turkey, that 60-pound monster that could serve an army but will [...]
By Gene Meyer | Kansas Reporter
FAIRWAY — Save the lesser prairie chicken!
That’s what farmers, ranchers, conservationists and many power companies in Kansas want to do.
They worry that if they don’t, the federal government will.
And no one will fare as well if that happens, they say.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are scheduled this month to decide [...]