farmers and ranchers

Congress Approves Farm Bill With Veto-Proof Majorities

Congress Approves Farm Bill With Veto-Proof Majorities

WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2008 (ENS) – The farm bill that passed both houses of Congress last week with veto-proof majorities invests in improved nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and farm programs and includes significant reforms, proponents say. The bill goes Tuesday to President George W. Bush, who is expected to veto the measure. With the…

Texas A&M Testing Oral Contraceptives for Animals

Texas A&M Testing Oral Contraceptives for Animals

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – A birth control pill for animals being developed at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences may offer help to land owners who want to humanely reduce the numbers of animals such as coyotes, wild pigs or cougars on their ranches. Researchers are testing…

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Switchgrass can yield almost twice as much ethanol as corn, estimates geneticist Ken Vogel. (Photo by Brett Hampton courtesy USDA) WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate Friday approved a $286 billion farm bill shepherded through by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, who chairs the Agriculture Committee. The measure improves farm income…