IG briefs lawmakers on USDA research concerns
Federal investigators probing the Department of Agriculture's research on climate change didn't uncover evidence that officials squelched work on it — but they stumbled into another disturbing finding: The agency couldn't say exactly what its own researchers are doing.
Farmers say they can do more on climate — if Congress helps
Farmers are standing on one solution to climate change — the soil under their feet — but need more incentives from Washington to put it to work as a carbon sink, witnesses told the House Agriculture Committee yesterday.
Groups call for reduced Black Hills logging
Conservation groups called on the Forest Service to sharply reduce logging in the Black Hills National Forest, after the agency stuck by higher timber targets at the close of the Trump administration.
Senate confirms Tom Vilsack for Agriculture secretary
The Senate swiftly confirmed Tom Vilsack today as the next secretary of Agriculture, returning the veteran Iowa politician to the job he held for eight years in the Obama administration. The vote was 92-7.
Texas citrus growers, other farmers take a hit with freeze
Freezing weather in Texas could cost the state's citrus industry more than $300 million, but the damage could have been worse.