Archive for category: Agriculture and Environment
These posts will highlight the continued conservation efforts and environmental challenges of agricultural producers.
One Georgia Farmer’s Story of Saving His Soul and His FarmBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Bluffton Georgia, industrial farming, One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts, Peter Byck, regenerative farming, sustainable agriculture, Will Harris, 0
I’ve spent the last couple of days with one of my favorite organizations, Sand County Foundation, where I participated in...
NAS Releases New Study Confirming Safety of Genetically Engineered Cropsto Humans, But Questions Remain on Environmental ImpactsBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Genetically Engineered Crops, GMO, honey bees, National Academy of Science, neonicotinoids, 0
This past week, the National Academy of Sciences, released a study titled Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects, which...
Agriculture’s Ability to Innovate is the Linchpin for Clean WaterBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Agriculture and water quality, Bion Environmental Technologies, Chesapeake Bay Restoration, Kreider Farms, Lancaster County, 0
Pa. can keep the Chesapeake Bay clean without hurting farmers – here’s how By Ron Kreider By PennLive Op-Ed...
Sierra Club – This Week’s Environmental Saboteur AwardBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Agriculture, anaerobic digester, Ben Grumbles, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Governor Hogan, MACO, Maryland Association of Counties, NRCS, Senator Madaleno, Sierra Club, 0
Before you write that next check to the Sierra Club, consider this sad tale from the State of Maryland....
Is Feeding 9.5 Billion People Environmentally Sustainable?Brent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, 0
I recently caught up with Bruce Knight, former Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Bush Administration,...
Mehan Talks “Waters of the U.S.” at the Farm Foundation ForumBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Agriculture and conservation, Army Corps of Engineers, Chris Clayton, Clean Water Act, environmental federalism, EPA, Farm Foundation, jurisdictional waters, significant nexus, The Progressive Farmer, Tracy Mehan, waters of the U.S., wetlands, 0
Those of you who have been following EPA’s proposed rule redefining the term “Waters of the U.S.” and the...
Agriculture Discovers a New Crop – Shorebird ProtectionBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, BirdReturns, Brian Sullivan, cooperative conservation, Cornell Ornithology Lab, eBird, habitat protection, Mark Reynolds, Nature Conservancy, neotropical migrant birds, rice farmers, wetlands, wetlands destruction, wildlife habitat, 0
This is one of those great cooperative conservation stories that is just begging to be told – and replicated elsewhere. For...
Enhancing Water Quality Through Agricultural ConservationAlex Echols, , Agriculture and Environment, agricultural economics, Agriculture, conservation, cost share, feeding the world, incentives, investment, NRCS, smart farming, USDA, water quality, world population, 1
One of the things that U.S. Department of Agriculture has done well, is to recognize that when they cost...
The “Good” Part of the Farm BillTracy Mehan, , Agriculture and Environment, Clean WaterAct, conservation, ethanol, Farm Bill, farmers, soil erosion, susidies, wetlands, wildlife habitat, 5
Most of the Farm Bills over the years, including the one presently under consideration for reauthorization in Congress, are...
Genetically Modified Crops – Trojan Horse or Solution to a Hungry WorldBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, activists, agricultural, China, communitarian, Dan Kahan, egalitarian, farmers, genetically modified crops, GMO, Monsanto, Roundup, safety concerns, Seralini, 0
China rejects shipment of genetically modified corn from U.S., LA Times, reports. This story broke over the holidays, so I’m...
Fences Make Good NeighborsBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Adam Smith, communal gardening, community garden, dystopia, Garden Web, Jesse Hirsch, Modern Farmer, PERC, private property rights, Queens NY, utopia, Wealth of Nations, 0
Interesting article by Jesse Hirsch over at Modern Farmer titled Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of...
As Important as DirtBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Agriculture, Aldo Leopold, ELI, farmers, John Cruden, land ethic, Mississippi River, soil management, soil productivity, Stanley Trimble, Tracy Mehan, 0
Finally got around to picking up Jared Diamond’s book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005), an exposition...
Good Intentions Leading to Bad Policy – The Ethanol QuagmireBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, biofuel, Cato, CEI, cellulosic ethanol, EPA, ethanol, EWG, Grist, John Upton, Myron Ebbell, RFS, Scott Faber, 0
The American Petroleum Institute this week filed suit against EPA, seeking to overturn the agency’s renewable fuel standards that...
More Chicken Wings, More Environmental ChallengesBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Free-Market Environmentalism, Water Issues, anearobic digester, blue crabs, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, chickens, conservation, Governor O'Malley, incentives, Maryland Eastern Shore, water quality, 0
We have a lot of chickens in Maryland. And, in fact, we humans are outnumbered 1,000 to 1 along...
Feathers Ruffled in Montgomery CountyBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, backyard chickens, chickens, Front Porch Republic, Localism, Mark Mitchell, Montgomery County, Murray McMurray Hatchery, zoning, 1
Suburban living hasn’t always offered a very chicken-friendly way of life, but where I live that could be changing. Montgomery County,...
The Farm Bill – Perhaps a Moment for Liberals and Conservatives to Hold HandsBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Agriculture, American Farmland Trust, Andrew McElwaine, conservation, environmental, Farm Bill, Grist, Heritage, Nathanael Johnson, Senate, Senator John Heinz, Ted Cruz, 0
By Brent Fewell Seems no one except special interest is happy with the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill passed today and...
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