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Farm Bill Still in Play
Despite recent rumblings that Congress would soon be announcing the 2012 Food and Farm Bill, the process is not over. It appears the debt super committee process is about to fail, so the urgency to include a Farm Bill in the process is fading.
Four Things for the Farm Bill
Recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on the Imminent 2012 Farm Bill Proposal, courtesy of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Natural Aphid Predators: Lacewing Larvae
NCAP volunteer Genealle Visagorskis reflects on the symbiotic relationship between gardeners and lacewing larvae.
GE Deregulation Hearing Comes to Corvallis
The USDA/APHIS is holding a public hearing on deregulating genetically engineered 'Roundup Ready' sugarbeets in Corvallis, OR on November 17th.
Federal Judge Upholds Salmon Protections: A Big Win for Fish, Rivers, and People
Today, a federal judge upheld measures required to protect endangered salmon and steelhead from three highly toxic pesticides. The protections were included in a biological opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in 2008. Pesticide manufacturers seeking to overturn those protections challenged NMFS’s findings, but the court squarely rejected their challenges.