Environmental activists and former EPA staffers are shocked about proposed deep cuts to the agency’s grants to states and skeptical those cuts can survive congressional scrutiny, while some Republicans say reining in EPA’s budget is necessary.
While it is still too early to put a dollar value on the damage to crops in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the destruction to agriculture is unprecedented. Read more and view the photos of the damageRead More »
It’s the silver anniversary for the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program, which marks 25 years with results from samples collected in 2015. It’s a comforting report because it shows American-grown fruits and vegetables are safe because pesticide levels are kept below levels permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the[…]Read More »