While winter storms during the first week of March brought much-needed rain and snow to parts of the Southwest, they werenÐt enough to improve drought conditions for most producers in the nationÐs leading farm state, California.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released 14 final environmental impact statements today that will guide the agencies as they complete final land management plans that could help prevent an Endangered Species Act listing of the greater
A group of 700 physicians and other healthcare professionals sent a letter of strong endorsement to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Burwell today praising the Dietary Guidelines Advisory CommitteePs (DGAC) emphasis on lo
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., used a nomination hearing today to sound off on what he said were EPAs questionable activities surrounding the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
The Senate Agriculture Committee today unanimously approved a bill reauthorizing the Grain Standards Act, including provisions that would ensure export grain inspections continue during labor disputes.
Several witnesses told a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee that a Republican sponsored bill designed to improve transparency and accountability in the EPAps scientific advisory process would actually add new bureaucratic inefficiencies and present ethical dilemmas.
USDA today said it will make $21 million in financial and technical assistance available in eight states hit by drought to help farmers and ranchers weather the effects of water scarcity this season and to mitigate water shortages in years to come.
In the race to avoid an Endangered Species Act listing for the greater sage-grouse, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued an executive order that gives farmers and ranchers the opportunity to get paid for their conservation efforts through a habitat exchange market.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA), representing over 8,500 organic businesses across the U.S., has officially petitioned USDA for a check-off program that could raise $30 million a year for research and promotion.