Environmental Protection Agency news
Over the last decade, many pieces of U.S. climate and environmental policy have sought to make use of the climate change mitigation potential of carbon sequestration and carbon markets have been developed.
As a vocal proponent for animal agriculture, I receive letters, emails, social media messages and phone calls from those who read my column or listen to my commentary on the radio. Some throw shade. Some thank me for standing up for agriculture or sharing their story.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently held its first stakeholder roundtable on its new Waters of the U.S. rule, and I sure hope it wasn’t a sample of what’s to come.
Tech billionaire Bill Gates continues to tout the consumption of “synthetic beef” in “rich countries” as a solution to climate change. That’s nice for the billionaires of the world, but his recommendation ignores reality.
Agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions fell more than 4% percent from 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Spring is my favorite time of year on the farm. Our mama cows are welcoming their calves. The fields are green, and everything feels a little more vibrant with life.
A restriction on the use of E15 gasoline this summer was lifted by the Biden administration. President Joe Biden announced during a visit to the POET Bioprocessing facility in Menlo, Iowa, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will issue a national emergency waiver.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently denied 36 small refinery exemption petitions for the 2018 compliance year. EPA is still considering petitions from other refineries for compliance years ranging from 2016 to 2021.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced April 14 permanent state-specific restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans. The permanent restrictions remained unchanged from the 2020 and 2021 growing seasons.
The notion of carbon markets is not new, but has been pushed to the forefront of recent in ramped-up efforts to sequester carbon dioxide.
The clock is ticking for the Biden administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to give the green light to year-round E15 sales as fuel terminal operators start to make decisions on summer fuel deliveries to gas stations and convenience stores.
New vehicles sold in the United States will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump.
The 1970s was a pivotal decade for agriculture, not only for the economic struggles that would follow, but also for concerted efforts to step-up soil conservation efforts.
Several bills are in the Illinois General Assembly hoppers that would impact agricultural production if approved. Kevin Johnson, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association president, hosted a recent webinar to give a legislative update on the legislative proposals.
Farmers and ranchers believe that each season can be better than the last. That’s the optimism driving us forward in the face of hardship and overwhelming challenges.