USDA’s Dairy Margin Protection Program Hailed (By the Feds) As the Solution

USDA’s Dairy Margin Protection Program Hailed (By the Feds) As the Solution     With America’s small to midsized dairy farmers going out of business in droves, the federal administration is now coming up with a solution called the Dairy Margin Protection Program o alternately, Margin Coverage Program, that would provide money if there’s not […]

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Five Big Things to Know About GMO, Hybrid and Heirloom Seeds

  When you go out and talk to people about what has happened to our food distribution system, you’ll find that the topic of genetically modified organisms or GMO foods is confusing.   People know that GMOs exist, and that there is opposition to GMOs, but they don’t really know what the GMO planting process […]

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An Advocate, Not an Lawyer

This Article is brought to you by our advocacy program: www.ADVOCACY.fyi How do you define advocacy?   There certainly at least two definitions.   One is the informal definition of advocacy, which includes counseling, life coaching, informal assistance with understanding legal or financial paperwork, and all kinds of other natural collaborative work to help people […]

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Farm Payouts Go Mostly to Big Producers, EWG Finds

  As U.S. farmers struggled mightily under new tariffs impacting Chinese exports, the American government promised to deliver help in the form of farm bailouts that we counteract the protectionist market activity.   Now, new reporting shows that most of those bailout funds have gone to bigger producers.   EWG scrutinized Department of Agriculture data […]

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In the Dairy Wars, Dean’s Walmart Deal is a Major Blow

Many of those officials talking about the real dairy crisis in Pennsylvania and other U.S. states tend to cite “reduced demand” and talk about low milk prices in general. It’s true that there’s a milk surplus – and it is a problem that a government board sets milk prices – but that’s not nearly all […]

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Big Ag and strong communities of America… Truth or Fiction?

Big Ag and strong communities of small town America – Truth or Fiction? By GTKYF Foundation Inc volunteer staff writer.   For a lot of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents, it’s already out of sight, out of mind – but just a few weeks ago, crews were taking a wrecking ball to the iconic old Wilbur […]

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