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WRDA critical to improving water transportation
There’s hardly a school kid who is not familiar with the American folksong, “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal.” The song went by a number of names including “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal.”
Grower in Ark., to break 100-bushel per acre mark
A Dumas soybean grower has become the first Arkansas farmer to break the 100-bushel per acre mark, and it all came down to a fraction of a bushel.
Smithsonian museum seeks farmers’ stories
No one knows how much agriculture has evolved and transformed over time better than America’s farmers. That’s why the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers’ help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States.
Southwest Mo., rustling arrest “tip of iceberg”
A southwest Missouri man accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of cattle and equipment likely is part of a larger cattle rustling ring operating in the region, investigators said, so farmers need to remain on guard against suspicious activity.
Farm bill doesn’t end food stamps
One after another, angry Democrats took to the House floor to say Republicans would increase hunger in America by stripping food stamps from the farm bill.
White River’s Blueway status
Seeking to quell a public backlash, the U.S. Department of the Interior dropped the White River last week from a new federal program that recognizes conservation and recreation efforts along waterways.
House roll call: Farm Bill
The 234-195 roll call Thursday by which the House rejected the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.
Growers press House on Farm Bill 23
In a letter to lawmakers June 13, the U.S. Canola Association, American Soybean Association, National Sunflower Association and National Corn Growers Association urged the House of Representatives to quickly consider and pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act.
Unapproved modified wheat threatens trade
Unapproved genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in a field in Oregon are threatening trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.
OSU to host June 17 dairy meeting
Dairy producers should make plans now to attend the June 17 Oklahoma Dairy Producers Association meeting taking place on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus.
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