Many eyes were on the Arkansas state pesticide board Nov. 21 as officials that oversee pesticide regulations wrestled with decisions on dicamba herbicide. At the end of a packed, three-hour public meeting, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to push measures toward that state’s governor that would ban some forms of the herbicide and limit how and when newer dicamba formulations are used in the state.
One of the most influential policies on agriculture is the farm bill. The current farm bill will likely be renewed in 2018. Because the Republican party has a slight majority in both houses, the development, approval and implementation of the next farm bill is “likely to be a smoother process[…]Read More »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says concerns about the future of the agency among staff is due to the administration’s “change of direction” but he told “Fox & Friends” during an April 13 appearance that he hopes to give employees confidence in the new direction. “There’s been a change of direction[…]Read More »