Even though it wasn’t at the table for the talks between Bayer and Monsanto that led to a unification of the two companies, BASF still stands to gain significantly from the changes brought about in a new business climate.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on USDA to reform its appeals process for wetland determinations, using a recent federal appeals court decision to show farmers are being treated unfairly.
Cotton growers who have been struggling with trade tensions and competition from synthetic fibers are increasingly under pressure from manufacturers and retailers to prove that their crop is environmentally sustainable.
Biofuel advocates may be fuming about the Environmental Protection Agency's recent actions granting small refinery exemptions to oil refineries, but they'd better check their rearview mirror. Electric vehicles may soon have policy in place to put them in the energy passing lane as climate talks in Congress move ahead.
The Democratic presidential candidates are rallying around a carbon tax as a central solution to climate change, but putting the idea into law will mean overcoming concerns of farm groups about the tax’s intended goal - raising the cost of fossil fuels.