Agriculture must be part of climate change negotiations, says Farm Bureau – January 11, 2021

Agriculture must be part of climate change negotiations, says Farm Bureau Although blamed for 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture has a “great track record” through land stewardship and biofuels in mitigating climate change, says Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, in looking ahead to… Continue reading

With Democrats in charge, Stabenow to lead Senate Agriculture Committee – January 7, 2021

With Democrats in charge, Stabenow to lead Senate Agriculture Committee Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who last year sponsored legislation to encourage farmer participation in carbon markets, is expected to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee for the second time in a decade now that the Democrats will control the Senate. Stabenow’s… Continue reading

Biden administration to oversee new coronavirus payments to farmers – January 6, 2021

Biden administration to oversee new coronavirus payments to farmers. Considering the time needed to convert legislation into action, the Biden administration will oversee the payment of most or all of the $13 billion in agricultural aid that was included in the latest coronavirus package, said Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey on… Continue reading

Coronavirus package allots $13 billion for crop and livestock producers – December 23, 2020

Coronavirus package allots $13 billion for crop and livestock producers Row crop farmers would see payments of $20 an acre and livestock producers would be compensated for animals culled during the pandemic under the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that was unexpectedly challenged by President Trump on Tuesday, a day… Continue reading

Biden links climate change, jobs and environmental justice – December 21, 2020

Biden links climate change, jobs and environmental justice Introducing his climate team, President-elect Biden said his administration would respond to the existential threat of climate change “by building a modern, climate-resilient infrastructure and a clean energy future” that would put millions of Americans to work. “And we are committed to… Continue reading