Producers and landowners will be able to start signing up for the Conservation Reserve Program at the end of the month, USDA announced Monday, as the department tries to expand the acreage to reach the 2018 farm bill’s goal for fiscal 2022.
The World Bank is releasing a report today that calls for repurposing global farm subsidies to promote agricultural innovations that can slash greenhouse gas emissions while also increasing food production.
Interest, but also concern, is rising over three pipelines planned for the Midwest to capture carbon from ethanol plants and sequester it, which advocates for the projects say is a crucial step for meeting climate change goals.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) are forming a strategic alliance that the groups say will help them “strengthen their impact on national public policy.”
Less than 1% of tested fruits and vegetables tested in 2020 had pesticide residues above EPA-established tolerances, and 30% had no detectable residue, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service said in its latest annual data report.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture cannot enforce the state’s animal housing law for pork products against certain parties until six months after it issues final regulations, a state court judge has ruled.
The Supreme Court could issue a new decision outlining the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction by this summer, even as the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers work on a new definition of “waters of the U.S.”
The Biden administration is temporarily imposing a vaccine mandate on noncitizens entering the country, which could pose a problem for farmers. The mandate will apply to farmworkers holding H-2A visas — and also to truck drivers crossing the border.
The Supreme Court will take another shot at deciding the scope of the Clean Water Act, granting a petition to determine whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit "set forth the proper test for determining whether wetlands are 'waters of the United States'" under the CWA.