Agriculture will play more than a bit part in the global debate about climate change as an international conference kicks off Sunday. The question is whether President Joe Biden will have a congressional agreement in hand to fund ag's role in his commitment to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
The Biden administration is planning to use the upcoming international climate conference to promote the potential of agriculture to make food production more resilient. And in that vein, two House Agriculture subcommittees are holding a hearing today that will feature supporters of the use of biotechnology to improve agricultural productivity.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., insists that Democratic leaders are on track to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week while also reaching agreement on President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
Democratic leaders are trying to nail down an agreement this week on President Joe Biden’s Build Build Better package of social spending and climate policy ahead of his pivotal trip to Europe for a G20 summit and the international climate conference in Glasgow.
Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill insist they are getting closer to a deal on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Sen. Joe Manchin, one of two key moderate Democrats, told reporters Thursday the talks were “making good progress.” But he also said he didn’t expect a deal “anytime soon.”
Agricultural productivity worldwide isn’t growing nearly fast enough to keep up with the global demand for food in 2050 amid the impact of climate change, according to an annual report that incorporates fresh data from USDA.
A bipartisan group of House members is introducing a bill to create a beef industry contract library that producers could consult in marketing their cattle. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to consider the measure on Thursday.
The Biden administration’s offer of pandemic assistance to dairy producers, coupled with a return to more normal markets, has helped quiet a battle in the industry over the future of the federal milk pricing system - at least for now.