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.
As President-elect Joe Biden assembles his transition teams and looks toward building a better future, he has the opportunity to boost agricultural resilience in ways that improve the health of rural communities and ecosystems.
Ag bankers and federal regulators should conduct stress tests to assess the financial risks of climate change, which poses a major threat to U.S. agriculture, says a new report released by a Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner.
Agricultural lenders should design their loan programs to encourage farmers' adoption of farming practices resilient to the impacts of climate change, the Environmental Defense Fund says in a new report.