EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke Friday evening at an Earth Day Texas event. Despite disruption from a few protestors, Pruitt talked about the need for EPA to work on both air quality and water quality, as well as the need for water infrastructure improvements.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is gearing up to return to the Capitol next week to vote on a new Agriculture secretary. On Wednesday, she heard from Iowa cattle producers and others who had concerns about trade and a few other farm bill topics.
Ethanol mainly derived from corn was contained in 10.04% of gasoline in 2016, hurdling over a wall the petroleum industry has argued biofuels could not climb, the Renewable Fuels Association noted on Wednesday.
In a surprise move that began just last week at the Iowa statehouse, lawmakers voted to eliminate the 30-year-old sustainable agriculture research center by zeroing out the Leopold Center's entire funding stream.
With a new executive order, the White House seeks to curb foreign workers taking over high-tech U.S. jobs. The president's plan isn't expected to affect agriculture, even as some farm groups call on the president and Congress to expand the farm guest-worker program called H-2A.