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White House Bows To Congressional Pressure, Assures It Doesn’t Want To Regulate Country’s Smallest Farms

Bowing to congressional pressure, the Obama administration is assuring Congress and farmers it doesn’t want to regulate the country’s smallest farms.

02/22/2014

File photo of  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Number Of US Farms Declines, Farmers Getting Older

The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.

02/20/2014

President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.  (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Launching Program To Boost Rural Exports

“Made in Rural America” initiative aims to help American farmers increase their sales to other countries.

02/07/2014

Max Baucus

Estate Tax Deadlock Could Hit Hard On Family Farms

With Republicans pushing to all but eliminate the current estate tax, and the President fighting to return to 2009 rates, a lack of bipartisan consensus in Congress could result in something neither side wants: A massive rate hike on some of America’s traditional family-owned farms.

12/12/2012

File photo of a cow on a farm. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

EPA Can’t Regulate Livestock Farms It Can’t Find

The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.

08/02/2012

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