North America can lead the world on climate mitigation, says Vilsack – October 22, 2021

North America can lead the world on climate mitigation, says Vilsack The agriculture ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States described national initiatives to boost productivity and slow global warming at the World Food Prize symposium on Thursday, with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack saying, “There’s a tremendous opportunity… Continue reading

Fortenberry is indicted on charges of lying about campaign donations – October 20, 2021

Fortenberry is indicted on charges of lying about campaign donations A federal grand jury in Los Angeles charged Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, the senior Republican on the House panel that oversees USDA funding, with three counts of concealing information and making false statements during an investigation of an illegal $30,000… Continue reading

Farmworker safety agency is needed in California, says report – October 19, 2021

Farmworker safety agency is needed in California, says report The pandemic “simply became another life-threatening hazard” among many facing Indigenous farmworkers in California, said a report released on Monday. Based on surveys and interviews of more than 300 workers, the report called for the creation of a state agency dedicated… Continue reading

Senate approves Stone-Manning as land management chief – October 11, 2021

Senate approves Stone-Manning as land management chief Tracy Stone-Manning, a long-time environmentalist, will serve as the first Senate-confirmed director of the Bureau of Land Management in more than four years, winning a party-line roll call on her nomination, 50-45. Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, said Republicans resorted to character… Continue reading