The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California has appointed Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist on the Ecological Sciences Staff and Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, D- San Bernardino, as the next Assembly Majority Leader for the 2021-22 Session.
Martha Scott Poindexter will be returning to the Senate Agriculture Committee as staff director for GOP Sen. John Boozman, and the American Seed Trade Association has hired Senate Ag Veteran Janae Brady.
Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, discusses the need of animal biotechnology to create a healthy and resilient world.
In this opinion piece Kerry Tucker and Teresa Siles discuss the current environment, where distrust is rampant and pessimism is high, and how agriculture’s ability to positively shape the future for multiple generations could be the bright light many are seeking.
A key senator involved in developing the Republican coronavirus relief package for farmers defended the broad authority it gives to USDA to spend $20 billion in farm aid, but he said the Trump administration likely will need to provide assurances about how the money will be spent.