The Biden administration's new “waters of the U.S.” rule came under immediate criticism from farm groups and their GOP allies in Congress, who said it could expand federal jurisdiction over agricultural lands.
American farm groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s long-waited decision to name a nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade. President Joe Biden has again gone back to the Obama administration to fill a high-level role at USDA with the choice of Alexis Taylor to be the top trade official at the department.
This is the third part of a four-part series examining the promise of cover crops, the potential for them to meet the nation’s environmental goals that rest on their success, and the possible pitfalls facing policymakers.
Farm organizations pushed back in support of glyphosate as an environmentally-friendly product, but Attorney General Xavier Becerra is challenging a recent federal court decision barring Proposition 65 cancer warnings.
Brazil has agreed to lift its ban on U.S. pork and make good on a 24-year-old promise to set up an annual 750,000-metric-ton tariff rate quota to allow in U.S. wheat, according to the leaders of the two countries.
Prospects for U.S. farm exports can change suddenly and dramatically. Breaking into foreign markets takes decades of persistent hard work and hefty investments in building infrastructure, relationships and, ultimately, sales.