A $1 trillion coronavirus relief package that Senate Republicans are trying to finalize would authorize compensation to livestock and poultry producers and also aid ethanol plants as well as additional direct payments to farmers, a key senator said Thursday.
The Democratic Party’s draft 2020 platform calls for directing more farm subsidies to small and medium-size farms while making the agriculture sector the first in the first world to eliminate net carbon emissions.
House Democrats are proposing a sweeping plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that calls for major increases in land retirement as well as conservation incentives on working lands to keep carbon in the soil.
In this opinion piece, Emily Skor and Dennis Slater discuss the need for biofuel plants to remain online to prevent shortages, price spikes, and long-term damage to manufacturing centers that provide good-paying jobs across the heartland.
USDA is moving closer to launching signup for those $16 billion in direct COVID-19 payments that have been promised to farmers. The department is holding a webinar Thursday for farmers on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
House Democrats are focused this week on finishing their proposal for the next coronavirus relief bill, and farm groups and their allies in Congress are working to get priorities addressed in whatever Phase 4 package reaches the president’s desk.
Renewable fuel advocates say a final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule economy rule issued by the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency misses the mark for transitioning to high octane low carbon fuels.
A deadline to appeal a ruling striking down waivers from the biofuel mandate came and went, and biofuel groups are cheering the fact that the Trump administration has not asked for a rehearing of the case.