Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is in California today, where he is expected to announce another series of efforts to improve competition in agribusiness and address a meat labeling issue that has dogged the agency for years.
A new rule defining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act maintains longstanding exemptions for farming activities but also trims back an exclusion for prior converted cropland that had been in the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
After another union voted not to ratify a contract with rail carriers last week, more than 300 local, state and national trade associations urged the Biden administration to work to avert a strike during the nation’s holiday season.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Sen. Cory Booker is calling on the White House to reject any effort by the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on plant-based beverages that use the term “milk.”
Agricultural practices that contribute to nutrient pollution came in for severe criticism at a Midwest regional roundtable Monday hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to gather input on defining “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.
Proposed regulations that could require public corporations to start reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains would saddle producers with significant costs and threaten the privacy of farm data, according to an analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation.