Congressional Republicans who opposed the Inflation Reduction Act, the main funding mechanism for President Joe Biden's climate policy, would like to move the IRA's funding for climate-related farming practices into the farm bill, which could permanently boost funding for conservation programs.
The Food and Drug Administration is facing a change in leadership with major implications for animal agriculture: Steven Solomon is retiring at the end of the year as director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Kayla Ungar as the special adviser for climate, water, and drought at the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Audrey Denney now serves as the vice president of business development for ag and rural at Pathion Holdings.
Autumn Price moves to a new role and American Farmland Trust has hired Bonnie Michelle McGill as the senior climate and soil health scientist and Rachel Seman-Varner as the senior soil health and biochar scientist.
Lawmakers are still far from an agreement on spending for fiscal 2022 more than four months into the budget year. So, the House is going to take up yet another stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through March 11.