Committee approves USDA science nominee
The Senate Agriculture Committee yesterday advanced three nominees for positions at the Department of Agriculture, including Scott Hutchins to be undersecretary for research, economics and education.
Details emerge about farm bill conservation language
The compromise version of the 2018 farm bill due for release in the next several days would boost the Conservation Reserve Program by 3 million acres and keep another popular conservation program alive, but not without sacrifice.
Bill aims to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes
Wisconsin lawmakers introduced legislation aimed at keeping Asian carp from swimming through a proposed fishway and into the Great Lakes.
Votes set on tribal energy, offshore wind bills
The House this week will fast-track votes on a number of bills, including one aimed at simplifying the process for Native American reservations to develop their energy resources.
Salinity could be key in stemming Fla.'s toxic algae — USGS
Finding the right balance of salt and fresh water may be key to controlling the blue-green algae that flows from Florida's Lake Okeechobee to the state's east and west coasts, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.