USDA Expands, Renews CRP to Boost Enrollment, Address Climate Change Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the […]

Ethanol, Ag Want E15 Label Changes – DTN Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Though ethanol groups see no reason for E15 labels on pumps, the industry offered recommendations to EPA at the close of a public comment period on Monday, suggesting such a […]

Rural Infrastructure, Broadband Needs Highlighted – DTN Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is taking a lead in making the case for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package in rural America. Buttigieg spoke Tuesday to DTN/Progressive Farmer about the American […]

Ag Policy: Growing Climate Solutions Act Introduced in Senate Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a new version of the Growing Climate Solutions Act today, a bill that aims to create a […]

AgFax Weekend: Projected PLC Benefits | Questions for Selling Carbon Credits Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
In this week's AgFax Weekend - Projected PLC Benefits | Questions for Selling Carbon Credits | and more.

Ag Taxes: Independent-Contractor Classification – Possible Impacts of New Legislation – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Prior to entering office, President Joe Biden issued a comprehensive labor plan. Within his plan was a call to enforce current laws against employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors. […]

Pork Producers Face Prop 12 Uncertainty – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
When California voters approved Proposition 12 in November 2018, hog producers across the country were ready to adjust their operations to suit the law’s pen-size requirements to ship to the […]

Livestock: Ag Groups Make Case v. Proposition 12 – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
All sides in a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12 laid out their cases during oral arguments in a federal court on Wednesday. Agriculture groups have argued the state’s law […]

Vilsack Addresses House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
In a three-hour, wide-ranging hearing, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday that USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box Program established […]

Biden Budget Proposal Includes 16% USDA Funding Increase Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Budget: General Background and USDA Los Angeles Times writer David Lauter reported last week that, “President Biden, saying the U.S. has ‘significantly underinvested in core public services,’ will ask Congress for a […]

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