Biden Conservation Plan Dubbed “America the Beautiful” – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
After speculation and concerns over President Joe Biden’s goal to conserve 30% of U.S. land and waters by 2030, the White House on Thursday released a broad outline to encourage […]

EPA Chief Visits Iowa Biofuels Plant – DTN May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
In one of his first trips as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Michael Regan met Tuesday with a group of Iowa ethanol producers who stressed the potential for […]

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 […]

Vilsack Endorses New EPA Head – DTN Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
As agriculture interests continue to try to get a read on EPA Administrator Michael Regan and the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said […]

USDA Raising CRP Rates to Spur Acres – DTN Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
In an effort to increase carbon sequestration and conservation land, USDA on Wednesday announced plans to sign up as many as 4 million acres to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aid Bill Sees Final Passage for Disadvantaged Farmers – DTN Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
 With the final passage of the American Rescue Plan, Black farmers such as Eddie Slaughter from Buena Vista, Georgia, say they will finally see some relief from long-term debts hanging […]

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 […]

Vilsack Already Facing Calls on CFAP Aid – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
As Tom Vilsack was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as Agriculture secretary, he already faces a request from his home-state congressional delegation asking to expand COVID-19 relief aid to include custom […]

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