President-elect Joe Biden is out with a $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal that includes some significant new food assistance provisions, including an extension through the summer of the 15% increase in SNAP benefits provided by the COVID aid package enacted in December.
There are new questions about what farmers will have to pay foreign workers next year under the H-2A program. A federal judge’s ruling has barred USDA from suspending its annual farm wage survey that is used to calculate H-2A wage rates.
A Colorado ballot measure to reintroduce the gray wolf to Western Colorado is one of many state ballot initiatives critical to food and ag policy voters who are considering how to mark their ballots this year.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list drew praise from ranchers and condemnation from environmental groups, who say they will take legal action to retain federal protection.
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2017 - Gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region will continue to be protected under the Endangered Species Act because of a ruling Tuesday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - Bills to delist gray wolves in the Great Lakes region, give states a larger role in listing imperiled species and cap attorney fees awarded to Endangered Species Act litigants were the subjects of debate at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing today.