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OPINION  The American Farmland Trust is proud to stand alongside 164 other organizations and corporations in calling for Congress to maintain the $28 billion proposed for conservation programs in the reconciliation package. This funding recognizes the critical role that our nation’s farmers and ranchers can play in combatting climate change. It represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide producers with the tools they need to protect their land, increase resilience to extreme weather, sequester carbon and reduce emissions – all while improving their soils and profitability.

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(The Center Square) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the Social Security Administration made billions of dollars in improper payments, including overpayments, to SSI beneficiaries despite having for years been instructed to make reforms.

When it comes to farm policy, nothing is bigger than the farm bill. But the farm bill is so big it can be difficult for farmers and consumers alike to really understand. And that has led to more than a few debates about government subsidies.

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Emergency responders face unique, high-risk situations on farms. To prepare responders for such challenges the National Farm Medicine Center of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, in partnership with Pittsville Fire and Life Link 3 Air Medical Transport, is hosting the Agricultural Rescue Training Scene Management program Oct. 22-23.