Dems' tree-planting plan highlights agency's mixed mission
House Democrats have proposed planting trees on tens of millions of acres of land to help head off climate change. On federal land, though, the goal raises a question: How many of those trees will one day be cut down?
Democrats direct research facilities to stay open
A Trump administration proposal to close Forest Service research facilities in California and Puerto Rico is hitting a roadblock in Congress.
Committee approves $24B agriculture bill
The House Appropriations Committee today swiftly passed a $24 billion spending measure for agriculture programs for the next fiscal year, brushing aside the Trump administration's request for sweeping cuts.
Dems use spending legislation against relocations
Still stung by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's relocation of two agriculture research agencies away from the nation's capital last year, House lawmakers are using the annual appropriations process to probe into the impacts of the change.
Farm Bureau president tests positive for COVID-19
The president of the nation's biggest lobbying organization for farmers has tested positive for COVID-19.