The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act (H.R. 5509) will help farmers while also benefitting communities in the bay’s watershed. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the House Agriculture Committee to approve the bill when it comes up for consideration today.
An editorial by Dal Grooms - U.S. manufacturers feel much-maligned by the business press, which consistently points out technology advances and productivity increases in developing markets such as China and India. Yet the National Association of Manufacturers just released a letter it wrote to the U.S. House of Representatives noting, “The United States remains the No. 1 manufacturing economy in the world, producing 21 percent of all manufactured products” in the world.
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works marked up S. 1816, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2010. The bill represents an extraordinary expansion of Clean Water Act authority, providing new federal regulatory and enforcement mechanisms that will have a significant impact on agriculture.
An editorial by John Hart - Most Americans are taught from their youngest days that hard work and good planning increase the likelihood of a bright and prosperous future. In many ways, this is the American ethos — a key to the American dream.
Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced late Tuesday an amendment to permanently reform the federal estate tax.
An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - When leaders of the G-20 economies got together this summer in Toronto they supported a reduction in government spending and debt, which prompted one reporter to ask, “If these economies all decide to reduce their budget deficits, what will drive global growth?” The answer was China.
An editorial by Nathan Smith - More than 60 million people in the United States did this to celebrate the nation’s birthday last year. Care to take a guess? Americans are great eaters, and from Alaska to Florida and California to New York, citizens are cleaning grills, stocking fridges and pantries, preparing for backyard cook-outs and family dinners, all thanks to the bounty produced by hard-working farm and ranch families.