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  • EPA Hopes to Clarify Clean Water Proposal
    08/31/2014
    The idea that EPA can use the Clean Water Act to execute a land grab or intrude on private property rights is simply false, according to the administration.
  • Val Dolcini Named FSA Administrator
    08/29/2014
    Dolcini, who most recently oversaw the FSA’s work in California as state executive director, will take the place of FSA Administrator Juan Garcia, who said this month that he planned to retire.
  • What Agriculture Can Learn from Medical Data Privacy Laws
    08/29/2014
    Recently I have been thinking about how the medical industry uses medical data and how agriculture is struggling to do the same. Medical data is strictly private. Ag data platforms allow sharing, but many are afraid of what this will lead to. Its only by sharing data that the real value of "big data" will be realized.
  • USDA Launches New Dairy Insurance Program
    08/29/2014
    Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.
  • Best Crop Ever is a Modern Technology Success Story
    08/28/2014
    After 40 years of farming, I think I’ve finally gotten it right: I’m about to produce my best crop ever.
  • Farm Trade Groups Form Water Quality Alliance
    08/25/2014
    Three Iowa farm trade groups have formed an organization called the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance to push farmers harder on the implementation of farm practices designed to clean Iowa's water.

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