Six states, including California and New York, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to allow continued use of chlorpyrifos, alleging the agency did not adequately ensure infants and children are protected.
Specific demands have now been made by House Democrats for changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and they say it’s now up to the Trump administration to make them happen as lawmakers embark on their six-week summer recess.
A sweeping proposed overhaul of the H-2A farm labor program would have varying impacts on worker wages, while cutting farmers’ transportation expenses and reducing the number of applications farms have to file to import employees.
Fewer than 150 employees of the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture have agreed to move to the Kansas City region, where their agencies are being relocated, according to USDA.
The Labor Department is proposing to overhaul wage requirements and streamline the application certification process for the H-2A farmworker visa program, which is under heavy demand by growers searching for new sources of labor.
Lawmakers probe the Trump administration’s handling of agricultural research this week, while the clock ticks on a series of issues, including the fiscal 2020 budget and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
The land-grant university administrators charged with educating the next generation of agriculturists could probably earn more in the private sector or leading a trade association, but at least one earns more than $400,000.
In collaboration with Fair Trade USA, the World Wildlife Fund, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Cornell University, other state programs, and dairy farmers, Chobani is spearheading the effort to validate the good work producers are making when dairy farming.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced her desire for a vote to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that the U.S. ag sector is counting on for continued trade in North America that is mostly tariff-free.