A nationalized version of a crop insurance discount program for farmers who plant cover crops in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa is one of the ideas the table for the next farm bill, as lawmakers and environmental groups look for new ways to incentivize cover crops.
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Kayla Ungar as the special adviser for climate, water, and drought at the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Audrey Denney now serves as the vice president of business development for ag and rural at Pathion Holdings.
Autumn Price moves to a new role and American Farmland Trust has hired Bonnie Michelle McGill as the senior climate and soil health scientist and Rachel Seman-Varner as the senior soil health and biochar scientist.
In this opinion piece, Bianca Moebius-Clune, Ph.D., and Samantha Levy of American Farmland Trust discuss how theSupreme Courtdealt a setback for climate goals, but farmers and ranchers can lead us forward.
Bayer has appointed Michael Parrish to the position of vice president of public affairs, science and sustainability, U.S., and Osama El Lissy has been appointed to serve as the secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention.
This is the third part of a four-part series examining the promise of cover crops, the potential for them to meet the nation’s environmental goals that rest on their success, and the possible pitfalls facing policymakers.