The Senate Agriculture Committee has cleared the way for floor consideration of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which would help farmers, ranchers and foresters take part in voluntary carbon markets.
With President Joe Biden’s $2.7 trillion infrastructure plan in its beginning stages, western water interests and conservation groups are pushing for massive investments in water storage, conveyance and conservation projects to fix aging infrastructure and address persistent drought.
USDA’s top climate adviser is trying to dispel concerns that the administration’s carbon spending will crowd out private investors. That’s a concern shared by some entities that are building private carbon credit markets.
In this opinion piece, National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett and Environmental Defense Fund vice president of ecosystems Britt Groosman, discuss the importance of implementing sustainable practices at scale across U.S. agriculture.
The Agriculture Department proposes to take over the Food and Drug Administration's oversight of gene-altered animals, a potential victory for livestock groups seeking to speed approval of genetic modifications.
President-elect Joe Biden chooses Michael Regan, head of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, to be Environmental Protection Agency administrator and Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be Interior Secretary.