Representatives of major pesticide and biotech seed companies gathered earlier this month in Mexico City to meet with Mexican ag groups and U.S. and Canadian government officials to flesh out concerns about the potential impacts of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s campaign against genetically modified corn and glyphosate, according to sources with knowledge of the meetings in Mexico.
Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill today as congressional leaders and President Joe Biden look to nail down the votes to pass the agreement the White House reached with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over the weekend.
California Republican David Valadao, who lives on his family's dairy farm in central California, says he's concerned that a new agreement to curb the use of the Colorado River could lead to higher water prices for producers in his district.
President Biden’s ambitious climate change goals, including a cut in 2005 greenhouse gas emission levels by 50% within seven years, will require massive investments in renewable energy and the nation’s transmission system.
The European Union has been on a mission for the past decade to ban the foreign use of food names like bologna, gruyere and feta cheese, depriving U.S. producers of markets around the world, but a bipartisan roster of lawmakers has stepped forward to try to curb the EU campaign.