The House will debate a package of six spending bills that include funding for departments and agencies critical to agriculture, and Republicans are pushing for votes on amendments aimed at highlighting key parts of President Joe Biden’s regulatory agenda.
USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report, due out this afternoon, will tell traders and policymakers whether farmers are starting to catch up on planting during a year when U.S. crops will be especially important to global food supplies.
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.
Leading election analysts are downgrading the re-election chances of several House Democrats, including Georgia’s Sanford Bishop, who chairs the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and also sits on the House Agriculture Committee.
Senators pressed EPA Administrator Michael Regan to expand use of E15 in the nation’s fuel supply to combat rising energy prices, at a hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday.