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    Genetically Modified Food

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of genetically modified food ingredients.

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    Stubby the War Dog

    Ann Bausum talked about her book, Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, about the life of “Sergeant…

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    Book Discussion on War Dogs

    Rebecca Frankel talked about her book, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, in which she discusses the history of canine warriors going back to 1942. She also describes the…

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    Food Security

    Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman talked about the influence and effects of the American political system on food security. He called food security one of “the biggest…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Book Discussion on The Beekeeper's Lament

    Hannah Nordhaus talked about her book, The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Million Honey Bees Help Feed America, in which she talked about the bee population in America and…

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    Political Economy and Militarization of Bees

    Professor and author Jake Kosek talked about the use of bees by the military and in the U.S. “war on terror.” Professor Kosek discussed the social political history of bees and…

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    Book Discussion on The Sibley Guide to Birds

    David Sibley talked about his book, The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive guide to North American bird identification. br/ He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book…

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    Henry A. Wallace

    Diane Weiland talked about the Wallace family, who influenced the development of American agriculture and agricultural policy. The farm at the Wallace Centers of Iowa Country Life…

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    2015 Agriculture Spending

    Helena Bottemiller Evich talked by video from Capitol Hill about the range of topics covered by the fiscal year 2015 agriculture spending bill. She focused on the controversy which had…

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    Book Discussion on A Feathered River Across the Sky

    Joel Greenberg talked about his book, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction. He spoke with Chicago Tribune correspondent and outdoor writer…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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    Book Discussion on Hemp Bound

    Doug Fine talked about his book, Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, in which he discusses the reincorporation of hemp into the U.S.…

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    Hunting and Fishing Rights

    Jared Goodman, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), talked about the view of animal activists on efforts to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in state…

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    2012 Census of Agriculture

    Hubert Hamer and Dan Charles talked about the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) 2012 Census of Agriculture. Topics included changes in the U.S. agricultural and…

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    State Hunting and Fishing Rights

    William Horn talked by remote video from Miami about efforts to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in state constitutions, as well as federal legislation regarding hunting and fishing…

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    Welcome to the Farm

    Will Ratliff’s Welcome to the Farm was one of the high school Central Division second prize-winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was an 11th…

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    Florida's Cattle Industry

    Matt Johnson talked about the impact of cattle in Florida and why Fort Myers became such an important trading post in the state. Steve Smith talked about how a modern day cattle ranch…

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    W.A. Laidlaw and the Tumalo Dam

    Deschutes County Surveyor Mike Berry visited the failed Tumalo Reservoir and talked about W.A. Laidlaw and the Tumalo Dam. In the early 20th century W.A. Laidlaw promised hundreds of…

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    Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices

    Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA Economic Research Service pricing forecasts are…

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