A bipartisan group of House members is introducing a bill to create a beef industry contract library that producers could consult in marketing their cattle. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to consider the measure on Thursday.
We now have the details on the $28 billion plan that Democrats have developed for funding climate-smart agriculture. According to a summary circulating on Capitol Hill and obtained by Agri-Pulse, the plan features a new $5 billion program to provide direct payments to farmers who plant cover crops.
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is expressing optimism that the Senate will pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act today. But the Senate will first debate an amendment by Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee that would weaken a critical provision of the legislation, which is intended to speed development of ag carbon markets.
Jess Fanzo, associate professor of global food and agriculture policy and ethics at Johns Hopkins University, and Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition team up in this article to share more information on the Food Systems Dashboard, a new easy-to-navigate online tool designed to help decision makers and other users in the US and around the world understand their food systems.
According to a new report released by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, genetic diversity in the livestock industry is decreasing, and an intensive program to maintain samples and evaluations of different gene pools needs to be developed to avoid species extinction.
The new Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development plans to “facilitate much-needed exchange of information” across the continent with the goal of helping countries implement the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.