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Administration’s Inaugural Budget Request Guts Food and Agriculture Programs
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 3/16/2017.
President Trump’s budget proposal, issued early Thursday morning, calls for draconian cuts to food and agricultural programs on a historically unprecedented scale. Adoption of the “skinny” budget – so called because it is just a few brief pages of bullet points, rather than the traditionally detailed budget proposal put forth by the President – would result in massive layoffs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and dramatic reductions in federal investments in agricultural research, rural job growth and infrastructure, and farm loans and conservation.
Deep cuts in Trump’s proposed budget would have dramatic impact in Maine
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2017.
By Colin Woodard - The budget that President Trump proposed Thursday would have serious consequences across Maine, disrupting scientific research and social services, affecting everyone from unemployed residents to those who rely on the sea to earn their living.
How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/16/2017.
By Dan Charles - Environmentalists love "cover crops." These are plants that tolerate cool weather and grow on farm fields after the crops are harvested. They hold the soil in place and are probably the most effective way to keep nutrients in fields, rather than polluting nearby streams.
As Demand for Organics Grows, ‘Transitional’ Enters the Market
Civil Eats - 3/15/2017.
By Lisa Held - Americans are clamoring for organic food, but U.S. farmers are no longer growing a significant portion of what customers are buying. Despite close to $40 billion in organic food sales in 2015, less than 1 percent of U.S. farmland is certified organic, with the bulk of raw ingredients for organic processed foods and animal feed coming from places like Romania and Turkey.
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