MCE Partners with StraightUp Solar

You can support Missouri Coalition for the Environment when you go solar. Visit here, for more info.   Missouri is at a confluence when it comes to energy issues. It has the potential to launch towards a goal of 100% clean energy and run with wind and solar resources. Several cities and utilities have taken…

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MCE Partners with StraightUp Solar

Make Your Voice Heard in Support of Conservation: Submit Comments to NRCS Today!

The federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) helps producers adopt and maintain sustainable practices on their land to improve soil health, water quality, and biodiversity. Over 13 million acres are currently enrolled in EQIP, through which farmers and ranchers receive support for actively managing new and ongoing regenerative conservation practices on their land. Congress wrote…

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Irresponsible Floodplain Development Plan Defeated in Maryland Heights

January 30, 2020 Thank you to everyone who made their voice heard in opposition to irresponsible tax subsidies for a flood-prone development in Maryland Heights. MCE gathered over 240 signatures and dozens of local citizens came out to make public comments at the in-person meeting earlier this month. Thanks to your actions, the Maryland Heights…

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Title XII: Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous Title of the Farm Bill is divided into four sections: livestock; socially disadvantaged and limited-resource producers; other miscellaneous; and a fourth section on oilheat efficiency, research, and jobs training.  Title XII established programs under the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) in its livestock subtitle, including the National Animal Disease Preparedness Response Program…

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Title XI: Crop Insurance

The Crop Insurance Title of the 2018 Farm Bill states that producers are eligible for crop insurance if there is enough supporting data available to support a claim of losses. It makes available subsidized insurance policies for about 130 commodities and crops, including commodities like corn, soy, wheat, cotton, and others additionally covered by the programs…

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Title X: Horticulture

Title X includes the most programs that support specialty crops (fruit, vegetables, and tree nuts) including organics and local foods. These programs incentivize specialty crops, promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, promote organic agriculture, and provide funding for pest identification and control.  The 2018 Farm Bill creates the new program, the Local Agriculture Market Program…

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