This week will be the most important so far when it comes to climate policy. In connection with a global leaders summit that President Joe Biden is holding online Thursday and Friday, the administration is expected to release a new pledge for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Robert Bonnie, a proponent of ag carbon markets who has been serving as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's chief climate adviser, will be nominated by President Joe Biden to oversee farm and conservation programs at USDA.
A coalition of hundreds of food and ag groups say any infrastructure package passed by Congress and signed by the president should garner support from both parties and recognize the unique needs of farm country.
A new report from the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and the University of Arizona says dry periods have been longer and annual rainfall has decreased over the course of the last 50 years.
Producers can once again sign up to receive funding from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program after a freeze on the program from the early days of the Biden administration and the recent rollout of additional funds for pandemic relief.