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.
Leading farm groups united with two major environmental groups to release on Tuesday more than 40 policy proposals aimed at helping farmers benefit economically from reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions while helping growers become more resilient amid climate change.
The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to roll out $13 million in funding to help producers on private working lands better conserve water resources in coordination with investments made by water suppliers.
A newly updated report by American Farmland Trust indicates nonoperating landowners are often interested in implementing more conservation practices like cover crops, but there are often challenges involved with obtaining more information and discussing a path forward with renters.
It’s all but certain at this point that Congress won’t pass a big new stimulus bill before the election. But a deal in the lame duck session remains a possibility. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday suggested she opposes waiting until next year when Democrats could have control of the White House and the Senate.