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Land Grab or Climate Solution? President Biden Could Unveil '30 by 30' Plan Details Next Week

Details of a U.S. land and water related executive order could be unveiled soon. Known as the ’30 by 30’ plan, it would place 30% of U.S. lands and 30% of U.S. waters under federal jurisdiction by 2030.

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New Zealand to End Livestock Exports Due to Animal Welfare Concerns

New Zealand says it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns, which will affect major trading partners including Australia and China.

Carbon Contract Reality: Why Conservation-Minded Farmers May Not Qualify for Private Carbon Programs

The chase to capture carbon continues. It’s a possible new source of income for farmers and ranchers, but it's also bringing a set of challenges and questions. The answer could be both public and private programs.

Biden Admin's Methane Emission Curbs to Exceed Obama's -EPA Chief

The Biden administration’s curbs on methane will be more ambitious than those imposed by former President Barack Obama in an effort to achieve its overall targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.

National 4-H Thinks Biden's Infrastructure Plan Could Bridge the Rural, Urban Digital Divide

While critics say President Biden's infrastructure plan is too costly and includes more than infrastructure, proponents say it could help bridge the rural and urban digital divide.

Ag Economy Barometer Shows Farmer Optimism Climbed to Levels Not Seen Since October

As the 2021 bull market continues, it’s leading to a growing level of optimism from farmers. The latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University/CME group shows farmer sentiments rose to 177 this month.

USDA Reopens CFAP2 Today: With 60 Days to Apply, Here’s Who’s Eligible

The second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) restarted April 5. Farmers have 60 days to either apply or make modifications to their existing CFAP 2 applications.

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Senate Bill to Reform Hours of Service, Logging Regulation for Ag Haulers

Senators John Hoeven and Michael Bennet reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device regulations at the U.S. DOT.