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News that the House will attempt to pass a three-month extension to the 2008 Farm Bill was greeted with disgust by RMFU President Kent Peppler, a fourth-generation Mead, Colo., farmer. “This is another round of obstructionism,” Peppler said. “Passing a three-month extension means passing the buck to the next Congress. And they are trying to [...]
Google “drought” and “food prices,” and you will get pages of dire warnings about how the drought is going to drive up food prices. The connection seems obvious, but it’s not as simple as the news stories make it sound. The cost of growing food is only a small percentage (on the average, less than [...]
The Department of Defense has recognized that domestic biofuels can help reduce our military’s dependence on foreign oil. Converting a portion of its energy use to advanced biofuels improves our national security and military readiness. Unfortunately, Congress is moving to prevent the Department of Defense from purchasing biofuels. Reducing foreign oil consumption through increased use [...]