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.