While the Farm Bill is the most significant piece of Federal policy impacting U.S.
agriculture, there are a number of other Federal programs, policies and regulations that
influence the industry. Here are some:
Environmental Protection Agency
I generally support the Federal Governments involvement with the agricultural industry
and rural America, but I am particularly in favor of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide,
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Despite the criticism it has received
What is the Farm Bill?
The Farm Bill goes far beyond Americas farms. Every five years, the
Farm Bill sets policies that govern a broad array of programs, from
crop support to conservation and from food assistance to forestry.
The Farm Bill makes up only
Vampire Squid Bioluminescence
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Planet Earth clip showing the threat response of a vampire squid. The common
cephalopod defenses of ink and camouflage lose effectiveness in deep, dark ocean.
Bioluminescence is effective through
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USDA Faces October Shutdown
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor
OMAHA (DTN) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Friday that House
leaders need a team for the farm bill that will negotiate in good faith.
In an interview with DTN, Vilsack s
Signatures gathered by Ohio cattlemen for checkoff referendum
October 2, 2013
The Ohio Cattlemens Association has collected the 1,000 signatures required to undergo
a referendum on the Ohio Beef Checkoff, which will ask producers to increase the state
Ag Comm 2367
What makes something newsworthy?
The formula to follow is:
PEOPLE+ACTION+READER INTEREST = NEWS
There are certain news elements that make up what is news:
Proximity: An event that takes place nearby is usually more interesting than one that
Baby Boom on the Farm
October 18, 2013
So many calves in one month! Ed and Jan Holter have been working on Holters Holstein
Farms in Pomeroy, Ohio for over 30 years. The farm is owned and ran by Roy Holter and was
established by him in 1946.
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SOCIAL DIVERSITY: ROBOTS IN AGRICULTURE
Social Diversity: Robots in Agriculture
The Ohio State University
This paper was prepared for Agricultural Communications 2367, Wednesday-Friday lab,
taught by Kyle Sharp and Todd Haery.
On October 17th, shortly after the Federal Government shutdown ended, the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a press release outlining the
ramifications of the shutdown. Due to the shutdown and resulting employee furloughs the