Wes King, the director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance (and also a member of the ASAP board), enjoys his work a lot. Two weeks ago, I interviewed him about his involvement in the organization and their current projects.
Craig Cox knows what he’s talking about. He has worked as a biologist consulting with the US government on sustainability for over thirty years, and has worked on farm bills for nearly twenty. Since 2008, he has been with the Environmental Working Group, an environment and health advocacy group. He shared his disillusionment with the […]
Now that the presidential election is over, and a new session of Congress has officially convened (their first day was yesterday), the government is focusing once again on the critically important Farm Bill, a $500 billion behemoth of a bill that expired in September of last year. Both sides are hoping that a new session […]
One in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Up to this point, the strategy of the GOP House leadership concerning the proposed 2012 Farm Bill has been one of apathy; afraid of showing splits in their party’s unity running up the crucial 2012 election, and still seeking more cuts to an […]
Hey everybody, hope your day is going well. I thought it might be helpful to include some of the amendments the Senate approved in its version of the Farm Bill this past week that concern organic and sustainable agriculture. Please note that this list comes from the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), and as such […]
Part of a series of posts concerning to 2012 Farm Bill Four days ago the United States Senate passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill in a rare show of bipartisanship, 64-35. The ball is now in the House’s court, with the need to pass a House version of the bill and hammer out […]
The first in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Two days ago the 2012 version of the Farm Bill was introduced to the Senate after passing committee 16-5, and today it was announced that the bill will be second on the Senate docket once lawmakers return from recess next week. For […]