Groups tell congressional Budget and Appropriations leaders to oppose additional cuts that would further reduce spending for programs such as conservation, nutrition assistance and the nation's farm safety net.
A Scientific Advisory Panel is questioning EPA’s proposed use of a controversial Columbia University epidemiological study as the basis for a decision on whether to cancel pesticide registrations....More
Estimated 80 percent to 90 percent of Florida is either infected or is going to be infected by citrus greening, and some in the industry say 100 percent of the state’s citrus crop could well be infected....More
Congress moved a step closer to providing a uniform method of labeling foods containing genetically-modified or GMO ingredients and eliminating a potential “patch-work quilt” of state labeling laws such as the one passed in Vermont last year....More
Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery operator and wheat farmer, plowed wetlands four to six inches deep, and therefore violated the Clean Water Act....More
My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed....More