USDA Starts New Farm Conservation Program

Farmers and ranchers in 22 states can start signing up July 6 for a program that pays them to protect and improve natural resources, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday. The Conservation Security Program will be available for producers in 18 watersheds, the department said. They will have until July 30 to seek a share of the program's $41.4 million.

Don't Cut the Cheese

One of the world's great sensual experiences, exulted in daily across Europe, is illegal in the United States. That bite you may be about to take into an unctuous and intense young French raw milk cheese oozing off the edges of a chewy chunk of bread is against the law. No raw milk cheese aged for less than sixty days may be imported into this

Cargill Does Know How To Play The Trade Game

Who wants Brazilian ethanol imported to the United States through El Salvador? Cargill Corporation apparently does. That's why the National Corn Growers was upset by a May 6 report that Cargill will build a dehydration plant that will convert ethanol from Brazil into fuel-grade ethanol for the U.S. market.