Monthly Archives: May 2017

USDA Re-Organization Must Align with 21st Century U.S. Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan for reorganizing USDA, which is now subject to a public comment period that ends June 14, would create an under secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, realign department agencies under an under secretary … Continue reading

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Obama Remarks Short-Change Ag and Forestry Roles in Combating Climate Change

Recent comments on agriculture’s role in climate change made by former President Obama at a conference in Milan this week were, at best, disappointing. At a “Seeds and Chips” conference, which gathers policy makers, investors and technology interests to discuss … Continue reading

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Carbon Neutrality of Woody Biomass Set to Become Federal Law

The $1.1-trillion budget resolution headed toward passage by Congress this week contains a provision that has long been sought by many renewable energy advocates, including 25x’25 Alliance members, particularly those in the bioenergy sector. The language in the measure, which … Continue reading

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