With insurance, let program do math

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (RMA) rolled out a pilot crop insurance program in the rolling plains surrounding Abilene, Texas. The pasture, rangeland, forage (PRF) program as it has come to be known insures against a »

Whales in Indiana? Be prepared to comment

Ever seen a whale in Indiana? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has if you believe its recent biological evaluations on vital insecticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion. Last month I wrote about regulatory overreach and the need for farmer engagement, and »

Make sure EPA hears your voice on pesticide reviews

While last month I wrote about sustainability focusing on carbon intensity and systems such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard that reward farmers for low CO2 emissions, another aspect of sustainability with practical implications for farmers is the environmental regulatory climate. On »