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 […]

Rice at Forefront of Senate Climate Hearing Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
This morning, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on “Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change.” The committee heard testimony and recommendations […]

Commodity Classic Raises Concerns on Climate Change – DTN Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
How to respond to pressure for agriculture to sequester carbon and reduce emissions is a theme running through discussions during the online Commodity Classic this week. During the opening session […]

Climate Change: An Income Opportunity for Farmers? Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Writing on the front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register, Donnelle Eller reported that, “U.S. and Iowa farmers need new sources of income, and the work producers need to do to battle climate […]

Vilsack Lays Out Early Agenda – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
USDA needs to ensure its coronavirus aid to farmers is equitable as the Biden administration is using the department in several ways to focus on President Joe Biden’s goal to […]

Variable Weather Makes Weeds Harder to Whack Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
From flooded spring fields to summer hailstorms and drought, farmers are well aware the weather is changing. It often means spring planting can’t happen on time or has to happen […]

Not Enough Hazelnuts? Future Climate Points to Australia for New Cultivations Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
Over the last decade, growing food industry led demand for hazelnuts has not been satisfied globally with a corresponding expansion in supply. Most worldwide commercial hazelnut orchards are traditionally concentrated […]

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