President Joe Biden is expected this week to issue a pledge to slash America’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, and he'll host a global climate summit where world leaders will be watching to see how far he’ll go to ensure the commitment is met.
Robert Bonnie, a proponent of ag carbon markets who has been serving as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's chief climate adviser, will be nominated by President Joe Biden to oversee farm and conservation programs at USDA.
House Republicans introduced a slate of bills Friday they billed as "natural solutions" to climate change and an alternative to Sen. Debbie Stabenow's soon-to-be-reintroduced Growing Climate Solutions Act.
The Agriculture Department is ending the Farmers to Families Food Box program and shifting to more effective ways of delivering fresh produce and dairy products, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Farm groups are bracing for a possible effort in Congress to impose new taxes on inherited land and other assets as a way of addressing wealth inequality while raising revenue Democrats will need to fund new infrastructure or social spending.
Farm-state Republicans are wasting no time blasting President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan for investing $174 billion for the electric market compared to the mere $15 billion set aside for biofuels research and development.
The nation's largest agribusiness cooperative posted a $38.2 million loss for its second quarter, citing low refining margins and higher costs for renewable energy credits within its energy segment that couldn't overcome significant growth in its agriculture and fertilizer business.
A coalition of hundreds of food and ag groups say any infrastructure package passed by Congress and signed by the president should garner support from both parties and recognize the unique needs of farm country.