Agriculture, food, forestry and renewable energy political action committee donations in the 2018 election cycle remains skewed heavily in favor of the Republican Party, but in the Senate, two incumbent Democrats are reaping the most contributions.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt visited a Kansas ethanol plant Tuesday, where he sought to defend himself against accusations of undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard from a group that made no secret about being “mad as hell” at him.
A quartet of pro-biofuel groups, frustrated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of waivers that exempt small refineries from certain biofuel blending requirements, have sued the agency in an effort to curb the practice.
U.S. beef producers are excited about the possible sales opportunities that could result in China’s increased desire for beef, but the same could be said for every country that sends beef to the People’s Republic.
For the second time in five years, House Republicans failed to pass a farm bill, this time because of conservative demands for action on immigration and fierce Democratic opposition to the legislation's food stamp reforms.
Lawmakers from both ends of the ideological spectrum want to use the farm bill to impose significant new restrictions on the research and promotion programs for beef, milk and dozens of other commodities.