The Natural Resources Conservation Service has agreed to improve its wetland enforcement by taking a risk-based instead of a random approach to its annual compliance check, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.
A new effort from the Bipartisan Policy Center to combat food and nutrition insecurity is headlined by a celebrity chef and former ag secretaries but also includes heavy hitters from all aspects of food and agriculture.
A broad coalition of farm and conservation groups says a USDA-run carbon bank should be used to test ways to establish carbon accounting guidelines, expand the use of climate-friendly farming practices and enable small-scale farms and minority producers to benefit from carbon markets.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plenty of commodity markets and some of the most glaring examples occurred in the dairy industry. Now, the industry is looking to recoup losses and prevent the problem from recurring, but dairy leaders are far from united on the path forward.