Opposition to moving the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington, D.C., continues to mount, with the National Farmers Union the latest to voice concern about USDA's proposal.
Scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s top communications aide has resigned, following the recent departure of several other high-level staffers. Liz Bowman, who joined EPA last March as the associate administrator for public affairs, is joining the staff of Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, as communications director.
Federal regulation of agricultural biotechnology needs to be based on risk and not on process, a wide range of scientists and food industry executives agreed at the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit.
Agriculture research is facing a crisis of funding and recognition, and those that rely on it need to do a better job of communicating its importance. That’s the point a handful of research supporters made Monday at an event in Washington with the hopes of ginning up support for research funding in the upcoming farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Vertical farming holds great promise, but it must overcome challenges – most notably the cost of energy – in order to feed the world’s growing population, attendees were told at a recent Association for Vertical Farming summit.