White House Bows To Congressional Pressure, Assures It Doesn't Want To Regulate Country's Smallest FarmsBowing to congressional pressure, the Obama administration is assuring Congress and farmers it doesn't want to regulate the country's smallest farms.
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.
Obama Launching Program To Boost Rural Exports"Made in Rural America" initiative aims to help American farmers increase their sales to other countries.
Estate Tax Deadlock Could Hit Hard On Family FarmsWith 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.
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.