Even though these subsidies were devised to maintain America's strength by keeping families on the land, I don't like accepting them. I know that everyone is strapped right now and I'm uncomfortable for having a way to "hold things together" when other people have no such safety net.
The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.
The food security of our country and the world is dependent upon our small farmers and ranchers being able to survive economically. It's time for Congress to stop the fighting and act on this critical, important and timely issue.
In the highly partisan atmosphere of a presidential election year, it's encouraging to see examples of one thing that Americans can agree on: the importance of preserving our nation's natural heritage.
What will it take for wolves to thrive here? What do wolves need to prosper? How will politics, agencies, ranchers, hunters and trappers, environmental activists and urban and suburban citizens affect whether wolves will flourish here?
At public hearings across the rural West wherever wolves are rebounding, near-hysterical locals claim that their children will be carried off from their yards by those awful beasts set loose by evil Obamacrats.
We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.