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This land is our land: States crack down on foreign-owned farm fields

Andy Gipson gets concerned even when American allies such as the Netherlands and Germany invest in large swaths of Mississippi’s farmland. “It just bothers me at a gut level,” he said. For Gipson, Mississippi’s commissioner of agriculture and commerce, the growing trend of foreign ownership could threaten what he views as the state’s most valuable…

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Ranking Member Boozman, UA professor highlight harms of new EPA biotech rule

A final rule issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens U.S. biotech innovation and creates new market barriers for small producers, University of Arkansas Professor Margaret Leigh Worthington told the Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research during her testimony at a hearing Wednesday on the farm bill horticulture…

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Boozman announces witness list for Friday Ag field hearing in Arkansas

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman, will hold a field hearing in Arkansas on Friday to gain input from Natural State agricultural producers as the process of writing the 2023 Farm Bill begins. Today, the ag leaders announced the witnesses who will…

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