Transplanted USDA agencies will stay in Kansas City, says Vilsack – April 27, 2021

Transplanted USDA agencies will stay in Kansas City, says Vilsack Despite complaints the Trump administration needlessly uprooted them, two USDA research agencies will stay in Kansas City rather than return to the D.C. area, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday. Child-hunger advocates hope Biden’s expansion of P-EBT becomes a… Continue reading

USDA harnesses Conservation Reserve for climate mitigation – April 22, 2021

USDA harnesses Conservation Reserve for climate mitigation The USDA said it will offer higher rental rates and larger incentive payments to landowners who agree to idle environmentally fragile farmland and introduced a new payment for climate-smart practices to slow climate change. The expansions would boost spending on the Conservation Reserve… Continue reading