The Department of Agriculture will propose three new rules to strengthen enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act, potentially restarting another contentious debate about the government’s role in the relationship between processors and producers.
The Biden administration is finally putting some detail today on its 30-by-30 plan. The president’s call for conserving 30% of U.S. land by 2030 has been raising a lot of concern across the countryside that administration officials have been pushing back on for several weeks now.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate Jenny Lester Moffitt, a California ag official and organic walnut farmer, to a position that would put her in charge of administering the Agriculture Department's marketing and animal and plant health efforts.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack denied Thursday that President Joe Biden’s goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s land by 2030 is a “land grab” but is instead intended to protect “private, working lands" through voluntary programs.
President Joe Biden is set to announce his infrastructure plan on Wednesday, and it looks like he will also propose the tax increases he wants to use to pay for it. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Monday that the cost of the infrastructure package would be offset dollar for dollar.
Lawmakers are looking to pass the first child nutrition reauthorization bill in more than a decade this year by building on the political momentum behind measures to expand access to federally funded meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new analysis of Department of Agriculture data shows the average price for beef in grocery store shopping carts hit an all-time high in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic reshaped consumer behavior and eating trends.