Dean Michael Lairmore of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine discussed the bills he’s watching, experts informing the science behind Sacramento policies and the need for veterinarians in natural disasters.
Broad environmental and labor bills advance * Bill to fix Friant-Kern Canal held * Grants for chlorpyrifos alternatives * Steyer’s test ranch in California * SB 1 now affects wetlands * Newsom signs ban on fur trapping * California ag exports rise
Democratic presidential candidates looking to break through in rural areas are seeking advice on farm policy from activists, farmers, economists and organizations, and those ideas are popping on the stump, in detailed policy proposals as well as in debates.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a message for her fellow Democratic candidates trying to crack President Donald Trump's hold on rural voters: They need more than “a bunch of policies on a piece of paper."
If just one environmental issue comes up during the Democratic debates scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, there’s a pretty good chance it will be climate change, a subject Republicans prefer to avoid but Democrats trip over themselves to talk about.
Once again, a budget deadline is approaching with serious implications for EPA's fee-based pesticide registration program, which has been kept alive with stopgap funding bills since the federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30.