December 10, 2019

Farm Bill; Food Security; Biofuels; Climate Change; and Financial Regulation

Farm Bill: House Ag Committee Hearing- Cheyenne, Wyoming

Bill Jackson reported today at the Greeley Tribune Online (Colorado) that, “A U.S. Forest Service official told a group of agriculture producers Tuesday that the bark beetle problem has reached epic proportions, saying ‘100,000 trees a day are falling and that will continue every day for the next 10 years.’

“Rick Cables, a regional forester with the U.S. Forest Service in Golden, said the dead trees will have drastic consequences on the watershed from those forests, which supply water to 177 counties in the western U.S.

“Water quantity and quality, conservation programs, the bark beetle problem and the nation’s dairy industry were topics topping the agenda Tuesday morning at a U.S. House Committee on Agriculture hearing to review agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Food, Conservation and Energy Act, commonly referred to as the farm bill.”