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.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has tapped Ted McKinney to be the organization’s new CEO, and President Joe Biden has selected civil rights lawyer Margo Schlanger to be USDA’s assistant secretary for civil rights.
With Democrats struggling to agree on their $3.5 trillion Build Back Better spending plan, a senior leader of the House Democratic caucus says the final vote on the Senate-passed infrastructure bill could be delayed.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is getting a well-known figure in the ag policy arena for its next CEO: Former U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.