Today’s podcast starts with answering your questions, covering biodynamic farming, cover crops and my financial transparency. The second part discusses a battle between sensitivity to endangered species and farmers’ freedom to operate. Environmental policy designed to protect a regional fish species has called for strangling limitations on water use for farmers in the Klamath River Basin in Northern California and Oregon. To protect the fish, farmers will lose this year’s crop, and family businesses are threatened. Ben DuVal is a farmer in the region, farming land handed down from his grandfather. He discusses the situation, the history of the restrictions, and how farmers have continued to do more with less– but can’t do anymore on only 7% of the needed water. It is important to understand what our agricultural producers face, as well as effects on families and national food security. WEBSITE: ShutDownFedUp.org Twitter Hashtag: #ShutDownFedUp # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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