Policy at the Pump: Corn’s Conundrum

Policy at the Pump: Corn’s Conundrum

Ethanol producers wish the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule would come into play right now.   Give me fuel, give me fire: Recently, the Biden administration said it wants toadjust modeling for corn-based ethanol: a shift that will show it isn’t...
Flower Power

Flower Power

The future of cleaning up waterways might just be pretty, fragrant, and inexpensive.    What could possibly provide these benefits? Flower power!    Findings from a recent study reported that over a 12-week period, flowers grown on cheap floating platforms...
Ghost Newspapers Haunt News Deserts

Ghost Newspapers Haunt News Deserts

Being famous in a small town is getting tougher these days; you can’t make the front page of the Turnertown Gazette if the newspaper’s shuttered.   The annual State of Local News Project report from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism tells the story of...
Vilsack Pushes CCC Funds Amid Farm Bill Delay

Vilsack Pushes CCC Funds Amid Farm Bill Delay

As Congress kicks the farm bill can down the road, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has potential remedies for farm programs.   Legislative logjam: Congress is on its third extension of work on the farm bill after prolonged debate created a logjam and kept lawmakers...