In this opinion piece, National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett and Environmental Defense Fund vice president of ecosystems Britt Groosman, discuss the importance of implementing sustainable practices at scale across U.S. agriculture.
Ag groups are more than happy with the choice of Michael Regan, secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, citing his experience working with the farming community in North Carolina and the Biden administration’s extensive outreach to farm groups thus far.
Congressional leaders spent Tuesday evening behind closed doors working on a sweeping year-end deal that would include a new coronavirus relief package as well as funding for the federal government for the fiscal 2021.
Ethanol, corn, and biodiesel groups worry the Environmental Protection Agency will punt finalizing blending targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard to the new administration, which could delay action in a year of massive uncertainty.
An EPA proposal to gradually reduce the use of some Bt corn and cotton products is getting pushback from grower groups and has the crop protection industry concerned about losing products they still consider effective.
The Biden transition team has been soliciting input from farm groups on what they would like to see in potential nominees to key agencies. That’s the word from the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, Jon Doggett.
Curt Hudnutt has been tapped as the new president and chief executive officer of American AgCredit, Roland Fumasi will lead Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team in North America and Julie Busse has been promoted to communications director at the National Corn Growers Association.
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.
President Donald Trump is instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to deny small refinery petitions in the Renewable Fuel Standard, potentially neutralizing a nagging campaign issue for Republicans, Reuters reports.