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Disconnect between opinions of scientists compared to general public outlined in survey

Climate change, genetically modified organisms, animal research and pesticides have long proven to be the center of much debate amongst the common public. Is it real? Are they safe? Is it moral? In a recent poll by Pew Research Center, distinct disconnect between public and scientists’ views on science and society came to the surface with those topics.

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Conservation innovation grants available from the USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers to use to address natural resource conservation challenges.

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June 3-5

The dates are set for the 2015 World Pork Expo — June 3-5 — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. World Pork Expo is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and presents a wide range of activities, including the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, and swine shows and sales.

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When to consider the ARC-IC Farm Bill option

The Agricultural Revenue Coverage - Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) option under the 2014 Agricultural Act (farm bill) has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. However, it may be the best option in certain instances.

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