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    USDA Estimates Of Waxman-Markey’s Costs To Farmers Are Mostly Fertilizer

    The Congressional Budget Office’s low-ball analysis of the Waxman-Markey global warming bill’s costs allowed President Obama to claim that this bill would cost each household no more than a postage stamp per day. Now, a preliminary analysis by the US Department of Agriculture insists the news is even better for … More

    Trade, Not Aid, Is Best Course for G-8 Ag Policy

    Tourists might buy souvenirs, but President Obama is seeking “deliverables” he can bring home to convince Americans that the millions of their tax dollars spent to send the huge U.S. delegation to the G-8 Meeting in Italy this week was money well spent. So, he has been leaning on other … More

    Rep. Nunes: Calif. Radicals Set To Storm Rest Of America

    Washington – Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), whom we have previously profiled on the Foundry, visited the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing today and warned against radical environmental regulations cutting off the livelihoods of millions of Americans, just as thousands have lost jobs in his home district. “If you want to see the bellwether … More

    Let Them Grow Fruit

    This Saturday the New York Times printed an op-ed on a subject of growing concern to many of their readers: the local food movement. A farmer from Minnesota wrote in to inform NYT readers about how the Agriculture Department’s commodity farm program was making it difficult for him to the … More