The Environmental Protection Agency has issued interim registration decisions for atrazine, simazine and propazine that would allow the herbicides to continue to be used on corn and other crops with some added restrictions.
On Capitol Hill, there are some signs of life for a big new coronavirus relief package after a presidential tweet Wednesday. Trump called on Republicans to support a “much higher” level of spending than they have.
One of the nation’s largest farm organizations has signed a memorandum of understanding with a student group aimed at minorities interested in the field to encourage participation in agriculture-related careers.
Farm groups are worried that USDA is close to running out of money to make farm bill payments that are due next month and are pleading with Congress to replenish the department’s Commodity Credit Corp. account.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both promise to increase usage of biofuels, but Trump is focused on increasing the market for conventional ethanol while Biden is prioritizing next-generation products that have been slow to develop so far.