Jahi Wise has joined the Environmental Protection Agency as the senior adviser to the administrator and acting director for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund program. Also President Joe Biden has appointed two Farm Service Agency state executive directors and one Rural Development state director.
Sara Arsenault has joined the Almond Alliance as its new vice president, overseeing state and federal advocacy and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has elected Adán Ortega as the new chairman of the board of directors.
Farm groups are asking the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to stop working on a "foundational rule" to define "waters of the U.S" because the Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue.
A potential shortage of truck drivers has both agriculture industry stakeholders and lawmakers concerned as supply chain bottlenecks have made it difficult for retailers, producers and consumers to obtain the inputs they need or transport their own products to the market.
Laura Batcha, the longtime leader of the Organic Trade Association, plans to step down in the spring of 2022, and Michael Torrey Associates has welcomed Julie McClure to its team as a director of government affairs.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture set policy for the coming year at a recent gathering, where the organization put a priority on the flow of ag goods in the U.S. and overseas.