A contract dispute between the nation's largest railroads and 115,000 of their workers is nearing escalation to a strike that could idle more than 7,000 trains, potentially halting the movement of grain during the harvest season.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf faces lawmakers this week amid nationwide alarm over the shortage of infant formula and continued questions about the agency’s oversight of food and agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wraps up a trip to Europe where he's been in talks over the global food crisis and the war in Ukraine.
The Biden administration is starting to build support for its $2.25 trillion infrastructure package during the congressional break. White House officials held an off-the-record briefing for ag and rural groups on the American Jobs Plan Thursday, and President Joe Biden tasked five Cabinet officials with selling the proposal to lawmakers and the public.
Congressional Democrats will use this week to build their case for two major priorities, a multi-trillion dollar climate and infrastructure package, and a child nutrition reauthorization bill that could be used to increase the number of kids getting free meals.
Tom Vilsack gets a chance this week to outline his vision for a second stint at the Agriculture Department in which he will be expected to play a major role in carrying out President Joe Biden’s climate policy and racial justice agenda.
New faces will head key departments as the Biden administration takes office Jan. 20, and their actions on regulations affecting agriculture and rural America may differ sharply from the last four years.