Drought conditions that have been concentrated in the West and southern Plains are likely to spread in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota this summer, according to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook.
In this opinion piece, Ertharin Cousin, Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs address the need for the development of coalitions that elevate the food systems agenda.
During a visit to California Tuesday, EPA Administrator Michael Regan reiterated the Biden administration’s commitment to a multiagency effort to increase the resiliency of farms, ranches and communities to wildfire and climate change.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack denied Thursday that President Joe Biden’s goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s land by 2030 is a “land grab” but is instead intended to protect “private, working lands" through voluntary programs.