Ag Policy: U.S. Seeks Coalition for U.N. Food Summit – DTN Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Florence, Italy, on a recruiting mission to create a “coalition for productivity growth” — a group of agricultural export countries to stress the role […]

Breeding Better Seed to Withstand Weather Disasters – DTN Sep 4, 2021

🕔Sep 4, 2021
Only one corn-breeding line out of about 150 remained standing after a derecho slammed into Beck’s Superior Hybrids nursery, near Marshalltown, Iowa, last summer. Winds exceeding 100 mph are an […]

Rural Infrastructure – Looking to Protect Against Floods, Drought – DTN Jul 3, 2021

🕔Jul 3, 2021
In May 2019 when torrential rains hit Stillwater, much of downtown was protected from catastrophic flooding by a dry dam and spillway structure that few people would notice driving past […]

Economic Opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers from Climate Legislation? – DTN Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Agriculture interests on the front lines of charting a climate course for farmers and ranchers say there may never be another time like the present to expand conservation and other […]

Biden Makes Case for Big Spending Plans – DTN Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
In a speech full of big-spending proposals, President Joe Biden made his case in a joint address to Congress Wednesday evening that the federal government can do more to rebuild […]

Biden Announces Climate Policies on Earth Day – DTN Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
With President Joe Biden pledging Thursday to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade, roles continue to be carved out for biofuels, landowners, foresters […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biofuels: EPA to Get RFS Back on Track – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
One day after EPA granted deadline extensions to refiners to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard, EPA Administrator Michael Regan said the Biden administration will be working to get the […]

Senate Ag Committee Explores Climate Change Issues with Farmers Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a policy hearing on climate change issues (“Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change“).  Recall that the House Agriculture Committee held a similar […]

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