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OSU Looks To Improve The Carbon Footprint Of Potato Growers
OSU Looks To Improve The Carbon Footprint Of Potato Growers
Oregon State University has been awarded $50 million by the USDA to work with potato farmers to reduce their carbon footprint.  The Pacific Northwest accounts for roughly 60% of potatoes grown in the United States, and spuds are a $2 billion dollar crop locally in the Pacific Northwest but harvesting spuds creates a lot of soil disturbance.  OSU pro...
Vilsack Hits The Road To Promote Inflation Adjustment Act
Vilsack Hits The Road To Promote Inflation Adjustment Act
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is traveling this week, promoting the Inflation Adjustment Act, recently signed into law by President Biden.  Vilsack head outlined the IRA’s investment in rural America, which he says will provide USDA with nearly $40 billion; $20 billion of which is earmarked for climate smart agriculture.   “...
Wyden: Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Farmers
Wyden: Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Farmers
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says the Inflation Reduction Act, which is now in the U.S. House will help almost every American.  Oregon's senior Senator points to the $20 billion included for climate-smart agriculture. "It empowers farmers to make decisions, with respect to drought mitigation, how to promote carbon sequestration - our farmers are so well positioned to sequester carbon, and that’s

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