Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the White House is considering providing additional assistance to farmers to compensate them for the income they have lost from the Trump administration’s trade war with China.
Employees of USDA's Economic Research Service voted 138-4 for union representation even as their department continues to proceed with plans to move ERS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of the nation's capital.
The Environmental Protection Agency has kicked off comment periods on two glyphosate-related matters — one a proposed interim registration decision and one a petition to eliminate its use as a pre-harvest dessicant for oats.
From California to Georgia, farmers can’t find enough workers to harvest their crops or milk their cows. Combined with Congress’s decades-long failure to act on long-promised comprehensive immigration reform, the result is that U.S. consumers are paying more for a less-secure food supply as more production moves south of the Mexican border in search of farm labor.
The United Nations report concluding that 1 million species are at risk of extinction included some familiar advice for agriculture: Adopt more sustainable practices, preserve genetic diversity in seeds and animals, and involve more sectors, including the public, in the food system.