Factbox: Deficit Super Committee’s 12 Members (Kevin Drawbaugh, Richard Cowan, Donna Smith and Thomas Ferraro, Reuters, Sept. 28, 2011)
Study debunks myths on organic farms (Paul Hanley, Star Phoenix, September 27, 2011)
Farm Programs Sure to Change: Several Policy Changes Pitched to Find Savings(Chris Clayton, DTN -The Progressive Farmer, September 23, 2011). With a new proposal from a bipartisan group of senators, the fight over the farm safety net and commodity program survival is shifting from direct payments to the permanent disaster program.
Super weeds pose growing threat to U.S. crops (Carey Gillam, Reuters News Service, September 19. 2011). AOLA, Kansas – Farmer Mark Nelson bends down and yanks a four-foot-tall weed from his northeast Kansas soybean field. The “waterhemp” towers above his beans, sucking up the soil moisture and nutrients his beans need to grow well and reducing the ultimate yield.