President Joe Biden heads to Brussels for meetings this week with European Union for discussions likely to touch on ongoing trade disputes, while Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heads to Capitol Hill to face questioning about his policy plans.
Leading farm groups are supporting Field to Market President Rod Snyder to become EPA’s agriculture adviser. Field to Market has played a leading role in developing and promoting sustainability metrics and organizes a popular annual conference.
The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday easily approved the nomination of Janie Simms Hipp, a long-time agricultural law specialist and member of the Chickasaw Nation, to become the Agriculture Department's general counsel.
Airlines that are scrambling to lower their greenhouse gas emissions are lobbying Congress to enact new incentives for renewable jet fuel, even as competition for biofuel feedstocks already is heating up.
A veteran senior Senate staffer, Fitzhugh Elder, will be taking over as GOP staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee next month, sources tell Agri-Pulse. He will replace Martha Scott Poindexter, who’s moving to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering new climate disclosure rules for corporations that could have far-reaching implications for U.S. farmers, depending on how stringent the regulations turn out to be.
President Joe Biden released his full budget request for fiscal 2022, detailing his plans to ramp up spending at the Agriculture Department for climate research and agricultural adaptation while also increasing spending for environmental regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department.