A new USDA proposed rule would change the requirements for the use of a voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label claim, ensuring the claim is only used on meat, poultry and egg products derived from animals born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the United States.
A contingent of Republicans from the prairie pothole region want to prohibit federal agencies from entering into permanent conservation easement agreements with landowners, putting an expiration date on contracts that otherwise would last forever.
Leading farm groups are supporting Field to Market President Rod Snyder to become EPA’s agriculture adviser. Field to Market has played a leading role in developing and promoting sustainability metrics and organizes a popular annual conference.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both promise to increase usage of biofuels, but Trump is focused on increasing the market for conventional ethanol while Biden is prioritizing next-generation products that have been slow to develop so far.
A bill that would exempt animal feeding operations from reporting their air emissions should be able to move through the Senate quickly, given its bipartisan support and a looming deadline from a federal appeals court.
Senate Republicans early Saturday narrowly advanced a sweeping package of business and individual tax cuts after a series of last-minute deals that included a bigger reduction in taxes for farms and other small businesses.