The U.S. ag sector depends on the ability to ship products between Mexico and Texas, and Governor Greg Abbott’s increased border inspection demands are drawing sharp concerns from American farm groups.
The World Bank is releasing a report today that calls for repurposing global farm subsidies to promote agricultural innovations that can slash greenhouse gas emissions while also increasing food production.
The Biden administration is temporarily imposing a vaccine mandate on noncitizens entering the country, which could pose a problem for farmers. The mandate will apply to farmworkers holding H-2A visas — and also to truck drivers crossing the border.
President Biden’s $1.7 billion Build Back Better bill is going nowhere on Capitol Hill, but Democrats are looking at pulling out the climate-smart ag provisions and clean energy incentives and moving them as a separate package
The top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee, Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson, says Congress needs to do more to address supply chain resiliency and to review the impact of the 2018 farm bill.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott says he plans to start holding farm bill hearings in January. And he says the House will likely act on the Growing Climate Solutions Act by early next year as well.