President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he plans to nominate Homer Wilkes, the current director of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Restoration Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, as USDA's undersecretary for natural resources and environment.
California’s statewide office of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has awarded $319,000 in conservation innovation grants that will address soil health and carbon storage on rangelands, tillage management for rice, and the economics of soil health and water management.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told senators Tuesday that his department is working on measures that will “significantly” increase U.S. meatpacking capacity, a top priority of producers who believe industry concentration is depressing livestock prices.
NPPC board member and Ohio hog farmer, Duane Stateler, explains how he and other hog producers are supportive of environmental sustainability efforts how the industry is committed to further efforts to reduce our climate footprint.
To better understand issues and solutions involving water availability in the Western United States, USDA’s Natural Resources Convention Service (NRCS) will be hosting virtual “listening sessions” next Thursday and Friday for producers and other members of the public.