President Joe Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 that would boost Agriculture Department spending by 9%, including significant increases for agricultural research and conservation technical assistance and a new round of funding for rural broadband expansion.
An emphasis on wind and solar power, better protection for farmworkers, and more regulatory scrutiny of pesticides are among the highlights of a report advanced by the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council prepared to help guide federal investments in disadvantaged communities.
Emily Rooney, president of the Agricultural Council of California, spoke with Agri-Pulse about an unexpected coalition that helped bring about the 2019 California safe drinking water law and why the issue is important to agriculture.
In an exclusive interview, President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the EPA, Michael Regan, talked to Agri-Pulse about his goals, including the importance of a 'strong partnership with agriculture' to meet environmental challenges.
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.