The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected Joby Young as its new executive vice president, and USDA announced the names of five officials who will lead state Rural Development and Farm Service Agency offices.
The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation got a boost in their Supreme Court challenge to California’s animal housing law, Proposition 12, with the U.S. government’s filing of a brief supporting the groups.
A “stunning” and “dangerous” shift in U.S. policy toward pesticide labeling “poses great risks to our science-based regulatory system and global food systems,” dozens of commodity and other ag groups assert in a letter asking the Biden administration to withdraw a recently filed brief in the Supreme Court.
USDA has a daunting task as it seeks to pick the winners for one of the biggest ag lotteries ever: the $1 billion Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, whose first round of funding drew more than 450 proposals seeking $3 billion to $4 billion.
Virtual roundtables to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ effort to come up with a “durable” definition of “waters of the U.S.” will kick off Monday, with nine more to follow through June 24.