WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Finance Committee Thursday held a hearing to consider Katherine Tai, Biden's nominee to serve as U.S. Trade Representative.
NCBA is building relationship in the new administration to influence environmental policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday held its first of two hearings to consider Deb Haaland, Biden's nominee to lead the Interior Department.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials opened a wolf season Monday after hunting advocates sued to move the start date up from November amid fears that the Biden administration migh…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement in the U.S. would be more targeted under President Joe Biden than under his predecessor, with authorities directed to focus on people in the country i…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums related to USDA Single Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed loans will be extended through June 30.
FFA has faced major changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, including national leadership transitions and new virtual opportunities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are moving forward with their proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, voted on Thursday against removing controversial freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from all committee assignments.
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works appears likely to advance to the full Senate Michael Regan's nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced sweeping changes Tuesday in the national vaccine rollout plan.
Farmers and environmentalists have been in a political tug-of-war over the law’s scope for years, largely due to ambiguous legal interpretations of the statute.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called for a swift, last-minute removal of President Donald Trump in a news conference Saturday, days after the siege of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters.
With Democrats soon to control Congress and the White House, Americans can expect a large, long-term package of aid to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Ron. Wyden, D-OR, said in a Frida…
In a day scarred by a historic violent attack on the U.S. Capitol as Congress met, shaken lawmakers insisted on resuming a session that went late into the night to approve the Electoral Colleg…
Early today, Democrat Rev. Ralph Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia's two closely watched runoff elections for the U.S. Senate.
Rural voters will be "mission critical," in upcoming elections, says Sarah Jaynes, director of the Rural Policy Initiative. Political experts shared their lessons learned from the 2020 electio…
An amendment regarding the former Umatilla Chemical Depot was included in the final National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress on Friday, Dec. 11.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased grocery store sales but is also pushing changes of how stores do business. Supermarkets of the future will be different, an industry analyst says.
The leaders of several major farm and commodity groups met with president-elect Joe Biden's transition team for USDA virtually on Friday.
The Justice Department says a lawsuit led by Washington and California attorneys general should be dismissed because their attacks on the Trump administration's reforms to the National Environ…
A team of former White House and government officials, including members of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, recently released a 300-page blueprint for how to leverage agencies to …
The new Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, or FACA, brings together groups typically pitted against one another — food, farming, forestry and environmental organizations.
Farmers should constantly run a "stress test" on their business, an economist recently told Northwest audiences.
Farming is the most respected profession in the U.S., garnering the highest rating of any industry in a nationwide poll.
Experts say the appointments most likely to impact agriculture are Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Justice Antitrust Division lead…
The European Union Monday announced it will impose tariffs on up to $4 billion of U.S. imports, including farm goods, in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on European goods in an ongoing dispute re…
The Trump administration is moving forward with a controversial decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.
A total of 45,886 fires had burned more than 8.3 million acres of federal land this year as of Oct. 15, compared to a 10-year average of about 6.3 million acres, NIFC reported.
The longstanding U.S. ban on British beef just ended.
Roughly 47% of agricultural trade has been overhauled in the past few years, said Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Doud spoke to the C…
The Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act, S.4431, would increase active management of federal forests to mitigate wildfires and provide assistance to retrofit businesses and residences to …
The Oregon Blueberry Commission has joined in an effort to slow a dramatic increase in U.S. blueberry imports from southern countries.
U.S. Wheat Associates has developed an interactive map showing precisely where each class of wheat in the U.S. is grown and how it is transported to ports.
Farmers are seeking change in the upcoming presidential election no matter who is elected, the leader of the National Farmers Union says.
The U.S. food supply in the wake of COVID-19 is the hottest topic for state agriculture officials, the new president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture says.
Help may be on the way for direct-market farms during COVID-19 — that is, if Congress makes a move.
Farmers and ag representatives said Joe Biden would provide "sound, thoughtful" leadership after President Trump's "chaos" during a roundtable discussion for Biden's presidential campaign. The…
Experts disagree on constitutionality of president's actions
Authorities say they have some answers as to the types of seeds and scope of their reach, but they still have not identified who is responsible or their intentions.
More than 30 million out-of-work Americans face a big drop in unemployment benefits because last Friday the $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit ended.
Japan's Ministry of Finance figures show an overall year-on-year beef import rise of 4.65% in the first half-year, from over 293,014 to over 306,643 tons.
The U.S. House approved a $259.5 billion spending package Friday that includes the $24 billion fiscal 2021 agricultural spending bill.
The U.S. Trade Representative, or USTR, announced the Trump administration would put a 25% tariff on $1.3 billion in French products, effective in six months, to retaliate against France's dig…
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused and unprecedented drop in international travel and cargo imports and fee collections for agricultural inspections.
London and Washington started their second round of formal trade talks Monday, intended to last two weeks with hundreds of negotiators working remotely.
Eric Buhrmann, general manager of Mininger Foods in Merced County, Calif., says sweet potatoes have everything a body needs.
A nearly $484 billion COVID-19 aid package flew through the Senate Tuesday after Congress and the White House struck a deal to replenish a small business payroll fund and provide new money for…
Few sectors of the economy have been spared from the havoc wreaked around the globe by the COVID-19 pandemic, and U.S. agriculture is no different.
Many people are still wondering when their stimulus checks will arrive. And the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has an answer.
The U.S. wine industry is bracing itself over the Trump administration's threat of a 100% tariff on European wine imports. Wine producers say the import tax could devastate their industry by …
A trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada is likely to pass Congress with little problem if political leaders pursue it, agricultural leaders say.
The U.S. wheat industry is reacting with disappointment after President Donald Trump said that Japan, their No. 1 customer, doesn’t really want to buy their grain.
The agreement still needs to be signed by the European Parliament.
The USDA disagrees with the finding of its Office of the Inspector General that the department may have violated federal law when it used funding without the approval of congressional committe…