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Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed the date of when certain sections of its Methane Waste Rule will take effect, citing... Read More

Rural Energy for America Program

June 15, 2017 | Agriculture , Natural Resources

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... Read More

Cotton’s Generous Safety Net

May 19, 2017 > Updated: July 20, 2017 | Agriculture

In an effort to obtain more taxpayer subsidies, Washington special interests continually misrepresent the existing overly generous taxpayer financed safety net for the U.S. cotton industry. The fact is cotton growers already benefit form billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies and do not need Washington to authorize even more spending.... Read More

Recommendations for Creating an Accountable Farm Safety Net

May 15, 2017 | Agriculture

Making federal agriculture policies more accountable to taxpayers will save tens of billions of federal dollars and reduce barriers for the next generation of farmers and promote a more resilient American agriculture.... Read More

Benefits of Strengthening Agriculture Conservation Compliance Standards

May 15, 2017 | Agriculture

With conservation compliance standards now over 30 years old, it is time to revisit them to ensure the soil and wetland requirements are meeting their goals and delivering a return on investment for taxpayers.... Read More

Fiscal Benefits of Measuring and Reporting Agriculture Conservation Program Outcomes

May 12, 2017 | Agriculture

To date, most U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs have paid landowners to implement certain conservation... Read More

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and... Read More

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture

Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the... Read More

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016 | Agriculture

Only two years after passage, the 2014 FARM BILL is a clear budget buster due to new commodity programs. The Agriculture Committees should... Read More

Benefits of Measuring Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

August 03, 2016 | Agriculture

Federal taxpayers have an interest in the conservation of agricultural resources because of agriculture’s potential to both impose... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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October 13, 2017

What’s the Score? Dynamic Scoring of Tax Reform Proposals

Tax reform is not a game. If major US tax reform is enacted anytime soon, it will affect all Americans. Most... Read More

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