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Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Big corporations have been playing the misinformation game for a long time, Dave writes.
In Washington, agricultural policymakers circulate among Farm Bureau, USDA and industry

In Washington, agricultural policymakers circulate among Farm Bureau, USDA and industry

Dozens of USDA leaders had Farm Bureau connections before joining the agency.
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Big Agriculture and the Farm Bureau help lead a charge against SEC rules aimed at corporate climate transparency

As drought continued to grip huge stretches of American farmland last week, decimating some crops and forcing farmers to plow under others or sell off livestock, a small, but critically related bureaucratic step advanced in Washington.

The American Farm Bureau Federation claims it’s the ‘Voice of Agriculture.’ These groups beg to differ

The American Farm Bureau Federation claims it’s the ‘Voice of Agriculture.’ These groups beg to differ

With millions of members, the American Farm Bureau Federation says it represents "divergent opinions." But the farmers outside its circle believes it leans "heavily towards corporate interests."
Excess fertilizer washed from Midwestern fields is slowly poisoning the Gulf of Mexico

Excess fertilizer washed from Midwestern fields is slowly poisoning the Gulf of Mexico

As rainfall events become more intense and frequent, fertilizers applied to Midwestern farmland washes away, contaminating waterways near and far.
Iowa farmers face climate-fueled destructions, while the industry says it's 'just weather'
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Iowa farmers face climate-fueled destructions, while the industry says it's 'just weather'

Flooding, drought, and a derecho storm have recently upended Iowa’s farms, but the Iowa Farm Bureau and the USDA are actively pushing back on the climate narrative.
Undocumented farmworkers toil in California fire evacuation zones
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Undocumented farmworkers toil in California fire evacuation zones

Grape growers in Sonoma County are getting exemptions to send in farm workers who have few alternatives or options for support.
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