USDA Could Use the Farm Bill’s Conservation Title for Climate Change Jul 7, 2023

    🕔Jul 7, 2023
    USDA could use its biggest land stewardship programs — the Conservation Reserve, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) — to combat climate change, wrote […]

    Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Next Farm Bill: Is There Any Common Ground? Mar 14, 2023

    🕔Mar 14, 2023
    This week, farmers, agriculture groups, and climate advocates have been demonstrating in Washington D.C. requesting that Congress do more to address climate change in the next farm bill (e.g., Douglas, 2023). […]

    Crop Insurance, Production Costs, ERP Among Key Topics at Senate Ag Farm Bill Hearing Feb 10, 2023

    🕔Feb 10, 2023
    A Senate Ag Committee hearing Thursday on the new farm bill raised a issue that is now evident: the Title 1 farm bill safety net can no longer deal with […]

    What’s in it for Ag in the New Spending Bill? Dec 28, 2022

    🕔Dec 28, 2022
    The House on Friday averted a government shutdown by voting 225 to 201 in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The omnibus bill includes 12 separate bills that cover […]

    Dept. of Interior Scope Out New Solar Locations in the West Amid Off-Shore Wind Lease Auction Dec 7, 2022

    🕔Dec 7, 2022
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) sees an additional 2,400 gigawatts of capacity coming online worldwide over the next half-decade. That forecast is almost 30% higher than last year’s edition of […]

    Ag and Oil Industries Get Methane Makeover to Reach New Emissions Goal by 2030 Nov 16, 2022

    🕔Nov 16, 2022
    In Egypt on Friday, President Biden announced the U.S. will implement measures to further decrease methane emissions by 2030. According to EPA, the proposals would collectively reduce 36 million tons […]

    Ag Policy: How Have Farm Bills Addressed Climate Change? Oct 1, 2022

    🕔Oct 1, 2022
    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invested approximately $19 billion in farm bill conservation programs for conservation practices that address climate change.  In addition, USDA has announced nearly $3 billion […]

    Farm Bill: Environmental Issues and the Carrot or Stick Dilemma – Discussion Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    The scope of wildfires in New Mexico and reduced water availability for household and agricultural uses in both the Colorado River basin and California’s Central Valley provide clear examples of […]

    Farming for a Better Climate – Optimize Your Nitrogen Management Strategies Jun 4, 2022

    🕔Jun 4, 2022
    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, soil management practices contribute 68% of total agriculture industry greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tillage and nutrient management influence microbial interactions which cause […]

    Coalition Urges Biden Not to Cut Crop Insurance – DTN Feb 2, 2022

    🕔Feb 2, 2022
    The Crop Insurance Coalition, which is composed of 55 groups representing farmers, lenders, agricultural input providers, and conservation groups, sent letters to congressional budget and appropriations leaders and the Biden […]


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