USDA Offers Conservation Assistance

USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands NRCS plans to invest $450 million this year in conservation easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). This program helps private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands and… Continue reading

Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin is a critically important place of refuge for birds and other wildlife. Last year, Congress made history when they invested in a new on-the-ground conservation effort, the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, for the first time. The program helps to protect the basin’s 400 miles of designated National Wild… Continue reading

Stakeholder Announcement

USDA Rural Development to Host 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 – USDA Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that on Thursday, March 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions… Continue reading

Glyphosate Back in the News

Reuters reporting analysts at a Brazilian health agency have determined it does not cause cancer. However, that report comes as a jury in a federal court in San Francisco will soon decide whether glyphosate caused a California man’s cancer. It’s a trial that the plaintiffs’ attorneys say could help determine… Continue reading

2020 Democratic Hopefuls

While the growing list of Democratic candidates for president is dominated by politicians from predominantly urban settings, some still have decent track records on agriculture and food issues. This policy experience could help them in rural communities, a weak spot for the party in 2016. But rural and agriculture advocates… Continue reading