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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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Recess Offers Chance to Share Value of Renewable Energy Benefits with Lawmakers

With their two-week Easter recess under way, members of Congress are back home using the time away from Washington to visit with, and hear from, constituents about the issues that concern them and impact their lives. We urge renewable energy … Continue reading

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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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National Bioenergy Day Recognizes Sector's Economic, Environmental Benefits

More than 50 companies, institutions, agencies and organizations around the country today are celebrating the fourth annual National Bioenergy Day and highlighting the energy, environmental and economic benefits of bioenergy, biomass, and biobased products. So, what exactly is bioenergy? Bioenergy … Continue reading

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Study Says Influx of Dead Trees Can Be Handled Through Co-Burning

Researchers at the University of Wyoming say a vast number of trees killed by a bark beetle population that is rapidly expanding due to higher temperatures could be sustainably co-fired in coal plants. It’s an important finding, especially as Congress … Continue reading

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Farm, Forestry Producers Offer Climate Change Solutions

Taking place this week in Rome is the annual forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), a dynamic gathering of representatives from around the world discussing challenges, sharing solutions and building partnerships to develop food, feed and … Continue reading

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Time Is Now to Take Advantage of Climate Solutions Offered by Agriculture

Today starts a two-day “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington that will bring together government, business and environmental leaders from around the globe “to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate implementation.” In other words, it’s a “rubber-meets-the-road” situation where world … Continue reading

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Celebration of Agriculture Underscores Growing Stewardship Role

Tuesday of this week, March 15th, was marked by the celebration of National Ag Day, when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others from across the United States gathered to celebrate the benefits provided by American agriculture. … Continue reading

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California Demonstrates Growing Embrace of Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) advocates have worked diligently to expand the worldwide application of good climate science to agricultural production and ecosystem support practices. So, here in the United States, it is exceptionally gratifying to see California take a leading … Continue reading

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