Martha Scott Poindexter will be returning to the Senate Agriculture Committee as staff director for GOP Sen. John Boozman, and the American Seed Trade Association has hired Senate Ag Veteran Janae Brady.
A nationwide cap and trade program hasn’t been on the legislative horizon since the idea died in Congress in 2010, but government and private market developers are counting on there being a robust demand for carbon offsets from a host of corporations, including energy companies, airlines and even major food companies, that need to offset their emissions.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, is backing Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., to be the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Fudge’s staff confirms to Agri-Pulse. Fudge would be honored to serve as secretary of agriculture, if offered the position, an aide said.
Agricultural practices have the potential to address climate change by sequestering carbon, witnesses told a House subcommittee Thursday at a hearing focused on regenerative agriculture and ag technology.
Barbara Stinson has been tapped to serve as the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation and the Grocery Manufacturers Association added Roberta Wagner and Spencer Pederson to its regulatory and federal affairs team.