Minority farmers and producers considered to be historically underserved by federal programs, including beginning farmers, received less than 4% of the payments provided by the Trump administration’s Market Facilitation Program, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose trimming biofuel usage mandates for 2021, while increasing the renewable volume obligations for next year, a Capitol Hill source confirmed to Agri-Pulse.
The Biden administration is finally putting some detail today on its 30-by-30 plan. The president’s call for conserving 30% of U.S. land by 2030 has been raising a lot of concern across the countryside that administration officials have been pushing back on for several weeks now.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. President Donald Trump are both keen on strengthening the ties between their respective countries, but a comprehensive trade pact isn’t likely in the near future because of Democratic opposition, says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are expected to meet again today to continue talks over a new coronavirus stimulus package, but it will be “difficult” to finish before the election, Mnuchin said Wednesday.
The U.S. and Brazil have not yet reached a deal on U.S. demands to be able to sell the country more ethanol, but the Brazilian government is making clear what it is demanding in return, according to sources in both countries. Brazil wants more access to the lucrative and tightly guarded U.S. sugar market.