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  • DrStephanie_2016_640p

    Other Highlights of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

    Jan 09, 2019 11:01 AM

    This blog describes some of the interesting and/or important provisions that appear in the eight smaller titles of the 2018 farm bill.

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    Why the Midwest Should Care About the Future of New Orleans

    Jan 03, 2019 08:36 AM

    The devastation that Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans in 2005 demonstrated to city and state officials the serious vulnerability of the region to future problems. They are now pursuing a Coastal Master Plan to improve protections in the region with multiple approaches.

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    At Long Last--a 2018 Farm Bill

    Dec 21, 2018 10:39 AM

    President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on December 20th, establishing U.S. farm policy for the next five years. This blog describes the key provisions in the four major titles--commodities, conservation, nutrition, and crop insurance.

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    The Latest on the Agricultural Trade Front

    Oct 09, 2018 08:29 AM

    Agricultural exports have not yet provided the boost to farm income that U.S. farmers have been hoping for. Instead, they are now harvesting large crops this fall without knowing if their corn and soybeans will find buyers in overseas markets. USDA is already sending out checks under the Trade Mitigation Program to offset some of these losses.

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    A Brief Foray into Indian Country Agriculture

    Sep 12, 2018 08:08 AM

    Many Native Americans rely on farming and rancher as their main occupation, but USDA did not pay any attention to their needs until the last few decades. This prompted a class action lawsuit in 1999, which was settled in 2010. Final action taken under that case was the establishment of a Native American Agriculture Fund, designed to fund services to help Native American agriculture prosper.

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    Why Collaborate on Animal Disease Research?

    Sep 05, 2018 12:46 PM

    Livestock accounts for about 40 percent of the world's agricultural production by value, yet is vulnerable to the spread of zoonotic diseases, which cause the loss of at least 20 percent of livestock production globally. The U.S. government must continue to invest in research addressing these diseases, both domestically and in cooperation with international partners.

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    Improving Food Safety Through Better Information

    Aug 28, 2018 11:11 AM

    The incidence of foodborne illness in the United States leads to the hospitalization of 128,000 people and the death of 3,000 Americans every year, costing the economy nearly $78 billion. Broader adoption of new information technology, such as blockchain and low-cost IOT sensors in the food and agribusiness sector, can reduce the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks.

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