Walmart has announced it will phase in new guidelines for its fresh produce and flower suppliers including reducing their use of certain pesticides, even as both the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation complete re-evaluations of the same chemicals.
President Joe Biden released his full budget request for fiscal 2022, detailing his plans to ramp up spending at the Agriculture Department for climate research and agricultural adaptation while also increasing spending for environmental regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department.
The Agriculture Department this morning is releasing the strategy it will follow in re-shaping programs and policies to help more farmers shift into “climate-smart” practices and to make money from doing so.
The Almond Board of California has hired Rick Kushman as the new manager of media relations and Valerie Shepler has joined the staff of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery as a commercial manager for the U.S. and Canada territories.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is moving quickly to advance a carbon market bill that would deliver a rare bipartisan win on climate legislation even as President Joe Biden is trying to convince world leaders that the U.S. is serious about slashing greenhouse gas emissions.
A landmark bill aimed at smoothing the development of ag carbon markets has been thoroughly rewritten to protect farmers and to give them more say over the certification of credit verifiers and technical advisers.