Rod Snyder has been picked to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s new agriculture adviser, and former Rep. Xochitl Torres Small has been confirmed by the Senate to become the Agriculture Department’s undersecretary for rural development.
In response to growing concerns about COVID-19, more than 30 state and national agricultural organizations representing farm, commodity and agribusiness communities joined together to promote vaccination among farmers and other rural Americans.
A dozen major farm groups have jumped into the fray over conservation funding in the estimated $3.5 trillion reconciliation package Democrats plan to introduce in the Senate, calling for “increased investment in climate-smart agricultural practices that sequester carbon or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
A United Nations-led effort to jump-start progress on meeting global sustainability goals is raising fears among U.S. farm groups that it will lead to recommendations that denigrate U.S. farming practices and discourage meat consumption.
The Trump administration's rule reducing the number of wetlands and other areas regulated by the Clean Water Act is likely to be in the cross hairs if Joe Biden wins the presidency, but it would probably take his administration some time to act against that and other regulatory rollbacks
John Linder has been tapped to serve as the new president of the National Corn Growers Association, and CropLife America, the National Sorghum Producers, and North American Millers’ Association elect new board leadership.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and grower groups, as well as CropLife America, have filed amicus briefs in the 9th Circuit supporting a rehearing of the court’s decision vacating the registration of three dicamba herbicides.