An Agri-Pulse analysis of the compensation earned by leaders of the nation's most prominent farm, food and energy groups is beginning to reflect the months when the nation shut down and the food chain faced unprecedented challenges. But the true impacts; and their reflection in publicly available tax documents; might not be realized for another year or two.
Many political action committees tied to major farm and rural interests significantly slowed down their contributions to members of Congress after the storming of the Capitol Jan. 6, but the groups are now playing catch-up.
In a unique philanthropic effort, the heavy metal band Metallica is funding a scholarship to prepare veterans for careers in agriculture and connect them with job opportunities, according to Hartnell College.
The 21st Annual National Farmers Market Week kicked off Sunday, Aug 1. The week is meant to highlight the essential role that farmers markets play in the food system and celebrate their resilience and safety during the pandemic, according to the Farmers Market Coalition.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. National Science Foundation have announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes that will be led by NSF.