Clean Water Troubles & Grass Farming
Clean Water Troubles & Grass Farming plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Shortly after the Clean Water Act was passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last Thursday (June 18) - Senator Mike Crapo placed a “hold” on the bill. Crapo voted against the bill in committee and has now said he plans to use every tool and privilege afforded to slow - if not stop - the bill. The legislation would allow the
More farms and ranches may be producing grass based crops in the coming years. Jean Steiner of USDA's Agricultural Research Service explains the study.
STEINER: A lot of our agricultural research and activities have been focused for many years very strongly on annual cropping and with increased energy costs and with increased fertilizer costs, more concern about climate variability and the possibility of changing climate we thought it was time to take a new look at agriculture and see if there were ways to bring more reliance on perennials
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
I have found over the years that there are several different kinds of snobbery and discrimination. At the forefront of course are the two more prominent forms that most people are familiar with, race and money. Prejudice and bias rear their ugly little heads in numerous ways. Urbanites will often look down their noses at ruralists. A ruralist may enjoy poking fun at “city slickers”, and state that anyone without calluses on their hands obviously hasn’t done an honest days work. Nothing could be further from the truth on either count. I grew up in rural
Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.