Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed six and reappointed six individuals to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and Deputy Secretary for Climate and Working Lands Virginia Jameson has been tapped to represent the California Department of Food and Agriculture on the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program Technical Advisory Council.
With the war in Ukraine dragging on, farmers in the European Union are going to be allowed to plant crops on conservation acreage this spring, and there is new pressure on the Biden administration to do the same.
Four nominees to be commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission were warmly received Wednesday by the Senate Ag Committee, where members are eager to fill four vacancies in a five-member board.
President Joe Biden delivers his state of the union message this week amid a world crisis that is further clouding his political agenda, while congressional appropriators face a March 11 deadline for finalizing their 2022 spending legislation five months into the fiscal year.
Rostin Behnam, President Joe Biden’s pick to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says the derivatives regulator should have some input into the development of agricultural carbon markets to ensure they operate fairly.