Read the Secret Backgrounder on the Secret 2012 Farm Bill

This year's Farm Bill deliberations have been less transparent than ever before. In that spirit, SEJ's WatchDog shares a backgrounder, published by the Federation of American Scientists, on the 2012 Farm Bill done by the Congressional Research Service — which keeps their taxpayer-funded reports secret from the public.

May 11, 2012

DEADLINE: IJNR's Maumee Valley Institute for Journalists

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources' welcomes applications by May 11th for this four-day, expenses-paid journey (June 13-16, 2012) exploring parts of the Maumee River watershed, from the headwaters near Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the river's mouth in Toledo, Ohio, on the southwestern shore of Lake Erie.

"Monterey County Supervisors Urge Governor To Re-Examine Fumigant"

"With dozens of area farm workers looking on -- many wearing headphones to hear a Spanish translation of the proceedings -- the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday urged Gov. Jerry Brown to take another look at a controversial, highly toxic agricultural fumigant."

Source: Salinas Californian, 02/16/2012


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