Farm and environmental groups that often disagree on ag policy are urging the Agriculture Department to prioritize climate change in conservation programs and to consider changes to crop insurance that would promote the use of cover crops and other carbon-conserving practices.
A new effort from the Bipartisan Policy Center to combat food and nutrition insecurity is headlined by a celebrity chef and former ag secretaries but also includes heavy hitters from all aspects of food and agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plenty of commodity markets and some of the most glaring examples occurred in the dairy industry. Now, the industry is looking to recoup losses and prevent the problem from recurring, but dairy leaders are far from united on the path forward.
Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who’s one of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s newest members, is jumping into a range of farm policy issues, including pushing for as much as $20 billion a year in new conservation spending to be part of an upcoming climate and infrastructure package.
Mexico’s top court issued a five-to-zero ruling on Wednesday that would allow the Mexican government to follow through on a promise to lift a barrier to imports of U.S. potatoes, according to a statement released by the U.S.-based National Potato Council.