House subcommittee rejects most of Trump's USDA cuts
A $20 billion spending plan for agriculture programs cleared its first hurdle in the House today, with lawmakers rejecting most — but not all — of the Trump administration's moves to sharply cut farm and rural programs.
Rural energy program faces severe cutbacks
A rural energy program that's been popular on both sides of the aisle in Congress may be in a fight for survival.
Pediatricians decry EPA's about-face on chlorpyrifos
A pediatricians group urged U.S. EPA today to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, saying the agency's decision earlier this year to allow its use puts children's health at risk.
House ignores most of Trump's proposed ag cuts
The fiscal 2018 spending proposal for agriculture programs released by House appropriators today rejects much of the Trump administration's budget-cutting approach, holding funding relatively steady for conservation and other programs overseen by the Department of Agriculture.
Clues to emerge on forestry, conservation in farm bill
The Senate Agriculture Committee will give a hint this week of its approach to forestry and conservation in the 2018 farm bill.