Bayer scientists on Tuesday discussed a June draft report from regulators in four European Union countries that concluded the chemical meets the EU approval criteria for renewed registration. They also underscored the company's belief that the product offers benefits of effectiveness not available in its alternatives.
The Agriculture Department says it plans to conduct preparatory work on the debt relief program for socially disadvantaged farmers, following an order from a federal judge in Texas stopping USDA from providing payments.
The Biden administration's efforts to provide the debt relief to minority producers called for by Congress suffered another legal setback on Friday with an order from the Northern District of Texas prohibiting payments based on race and certifying the case as a class action.
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is seeking a federal ethics investigation into a business deal between former Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and agribusiness giant Archers Daniels Midland. The Washington Post reported this week that Perdue in early 2017 purchased an ADM soybean facility for $250,000 that was worth millions.
The House Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill Wednesday for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would boost spending by more than 10%, including hefty amounts for ag research and climate-change-related programs.
The House Appropriations Committee today will debate amendments to a $26.6 billion fiscal 2022 spending bill that funds USDA and FDA. Republicans say the bill is too big and that Democrats are shorting defense spending.
More workers and a more diverse food system, including small and medium-sized meatpackers, are necessary for American agriculture to maintain resilience in the face of threats to the system, commenters told USDA as the department embarks on its effort to reimagine the country's agricultural supply chains.