Executive Office of the President

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible. Natural vegetation removal through the use of sheep and goats wherever possible is something that could save the government millions annually, reduce pollution, maintenance, gas and oil requirements, while producing lean, healthy protein that needs to be purchased on a regular basis by the government anyway. With advances in portable electric netting... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Merger of Title and Required Termination of WRP Easement

When it comes to land management the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) are duplicating conservation efforts. In particular, when the NRCS purchases a Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) easement on a property and the Service later purchases the residual fee estate, their is a legal merger of title in the name of the United States. However, both agencies continue... more »

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Legislative Branch

Save $20 billion by eliminating farm subsidies

Save up to $20 bilion in US taxpayer money per year by eliminating or reducing farm subsidies. Each year, taxpayers fund billions in handouts to farms, mostly corn farms, which leads to market distortions, higher food prices, and higher fuel costs. Farm subsidies began in the Depression era to keep farmers from starving and losing their land. Now, 72% of subsidies go to large farm corporations, not to needy family... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Give farmers windmills instead of subsidies

Find those midwestern farms that are the most routine recipients of federal aid. For each farm, calculate the average amount of annual Federal aid that it has received over the last ten years. Then supply wind turbines to these farms. The wind turbines given to each farm should generate enough power that, when it is connected to the local power grid, it can generate and sell enough energy to equal the subsidy, courtesy... more »

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Department of Agriculture

GOV TRIP - Utilize Commercial Online Travel Booking - NOT GOVTRIP - AND GET COMMERCIAL FARES !

By using an online commercial travel booking service such as Travelocity or Orbitz we could save millions - literally. By using GovTrip we are wasting millions of dollars by 1. untold employee hours (and likely the most money) wasted due to poor website application functionality, 2. not being able to book the least expensive options, 3. the cost of the application itself, 4. difficulty in processing travel vouchers after... more »

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